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Cougars face Tennessee State Tigers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

SIU Edwardsville CougarsTennessee State Tigers
Jan 14, 8:30 PM | Gentry Complex

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds


The SIU Edwardsville Cougars will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Tigers in Tennessee State at Gentry Complex on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Tigers sit at 9-9 (5-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cougars are currently 5-9 (4-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tennessee State is 9-4 OU, and SIU Edwardsville is 4-6 OU.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Tennessee State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Tigers in this one, they're listed as 14.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Cougars odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tennessee State is rated No. 265 in the current Odds Shark poll, while SIU Edwardsville is at No. 292. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-63 win for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee State's No. 151-ranked offense, averaging 69.7 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 258 at 70.4 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 42.6% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, SIU Edwardsville owns the country's No. 258-rated mark, allowing 74.6 points per game on the highway. Tennessee State, on the other hand, rates No. 83 in scoring at home.

Last time out for SIU Edwardsville, they were an 85-68 loser as they battled SE Missouri State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point underdog. SIU Edwardsville got 19 points from Jerome Jones but lost anyway, 85-68, to SE Missouri State on Thursday at Show Me Center.

Tennessee State was a 77-72 winner in its last match at home against Morehead State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Tennessee State got 30 points from Kenny Moore en route to a 77-72 victory over Morehead State on Wednesday at Gentry Complex.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 0-4
After playing SE Missouri State are 1-2
After a loss are 5-5

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Austin Peay are 5-5
After playing Morehead State are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Cougars at Tigers trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 1-21 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee State's last 5 games
Tennessee State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tennessee State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Tennessee State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville home to Austin Peay, Thursday, January 19
Tennessee State at Austin Peay, Monday, January 16