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Jacksonville State Gamecocks home to Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in NCAA Basketball betting action

Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesJacksonville State Gamecocks
11-13February 08, 2014, 12:00 | Pete Mathews Coliseum10-15

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Jacksonville State vs Tennessee Tech battle Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum as the Gamecocks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Golden Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-9-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Gamecocks are 8-11 ATS. Tennessee Tech is 10-5 on the totals; Jacksonville State is 4-14-1.

View Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

The Golden Eagles were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 166-ranked Gamecocks and the No. 266-rated Golden Eagles in this matchup.

Last time out for Tennessee Tech, they were an 81-76 winner as they battled Belmont at home. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Tennessee Tech got 22 points from Josiah Moore en route to an 81-76 victory over Belmont on Saturday at Eblen Center.

Jacksonville State was a 65-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Morehead State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Jacksonville State suffered a 65-54 loss against Morehead State on Saturday, getting 13 points from Avery Moore in a losing effort at Ellis Johnson Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Eagles is ranked No. 116 in NCAA hoops at 35.96 per game. Contrast that with Jacksonville State’s No. 246 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Jacksonville State is the No. 157-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Tennessee Tech rates No. 160 at 5.79 per game.

A few Golden Eagles at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Tennessee Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Tennessee Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee Tech is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Tennessee Tech is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Jacksonville State
Jacksonville State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Jacksonville State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Jacksonville State's last 7 games
Jacksonville State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Tennessee Tech home to Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, February 13th
Jacksonville State at Morehead State, Thursday, February 13th