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College Basketball Matchup - Tennessee State Tigers USC Upstate Spartans Odds Preview

USC Upstate SpartansTennessee State Tigers
Dec 21, 8:00 PM | Gentry Complex

USC Upstate Spartans vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds


The Tennessee State Tigers will hit the floor running against the visiting USC Upstate Spartans Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Tigers bring a 5-7 record (4-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-6 Spartans, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Tennessee State go 1-2 so far and the Spartans go 0-0.

View USC Upstate vs Tennessee State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 52-rated Tigers and the No. 206-ranked Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-66 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 268 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.7 per game. That compares with Tennessee State’s No. 84 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Tennessee State is college basketball's No. 251-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 202 with 5.9 per game.

Defensively, USC Upstate features the nation's No. 237-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. Tennessee State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 69 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, USC Upstate was a 73-57 loser on the road against Baylor. The Spartans endured a 73-57 loss at the hands of the Bears on Monday, despite a 15-point effort from Ricardo Glenn at Ferrell Center.

Tennessee State was a 77-48 loser in its last match on the road against Middle Tennessee. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers were hammered by Middle Tennessee on Tuesday, losing by a 77-48 final at Murphy Center in college basketball betting action.

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 4-6
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Spartans at Tigers trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
Tennessee State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
USC Upstate home to Coastal Georgia, Sunday, December 30
Tennessee State home to Eastern Illinois, Saturday, December 29