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Belmont Bruins visit Tennessee State Tigers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Belmont BruinsTennessee State Tigers
12-7January 18, 2014, 08:30 | Gentry Complex2-18

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Belmont when they take on the Tennessee State Tigers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Bruins will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 6-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 9-6-1 ATS. Belmont is 7-7 against the total, while Tennessee State is 8-5-1 versus the number.

View Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Belmont before tip-off in this one found them as -11.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game matches up the No. 280 (Tigers) and the No. 241 (Bruins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Belmont was a 74-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Eastern Kentucky. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bruins got 22 points from Craig Bradshaw, but it was Eastern Kentucky that prevailed in a 74-63 final on Thursday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

In their last action, Tennessee State was a 70-64 loser on the road against Jacksonville State. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers endured a 70-64 loss at the hands of the Gamecocks on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Patrick Miller at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee State's No. 211 nationally ranked offense (68 points per game) against a Bruins defense that sits as the No. 235 at 77.11 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 41.78% from the field, less than the Bruins have managed so far this season (50% on average).

A few Bruins at Tigers trends to consider:
Belmont is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Belmont is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Belmont's last 5 games
Belmont is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tennessee State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Tennessee State is 2-20 SU in its last 22 games
Tennessee State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Tennessee State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Belmont

Next up:
Belmont home to Fairfield, Monday, January 20th
Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, January 23rd