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Ohio Valley Tournament - Tennessee State Tigers take on Bruins in NCAA basketball test

Tennessee State TigersBelmont Bruins
March 8, 7:00 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Tennessee State Tigers vs Belmont Bruins Odds

18-13TEAM RECORD24-6

Municipal Auditorium will host Belmont Bruins vs. Tennessee State Tigers action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

This game is part of the Ohio Valley Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Municipal Auditorium, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Bruins bring a 24-6 record (14-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 18-13 Tigers, who are 15-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Belmont go 13-11 so far and the Tigers go 17-4.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 99-rated Tennessee State taking on the No. 29-rated Bruins in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 84-73 win for the Bruins on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Belmont's No. 268-rated squad against Tennessee State's No. 114-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Belmont rates No. 10 in the country with 8.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 171 nationally with 6.1 per match.

Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 221-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. Belmont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.

Tennessee State was an 88-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Morehead State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Jordan Cyphers scored 23 points leading the Tigers to an 88-75 victory over Morehead State at Municipal Auditorium on Thursday.

Belmont was a 78-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Jacksonville State. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as favorites. The Bruins got a terrific 26-point effort from Kerron Johnson as Belmont defeated Jacksonville State 78-71 on Saturday at Curb Event Center.