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SIU Edwardsville Cougars Visit Tennessee State Tigers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Tennessee State Tigers as -10.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Tennessee State Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tennessee State Tigers battles the SIU Edwardsville Cougars, currently sitting with a 3-12 mark (7-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 0-5-2 for the Tennessee State Tigers and 7-6 for the SIU Edwardsville Cougars.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 272-ranked Tennessee State Tigers and the No. 247-rated SIU Edwardsville Cougars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tennessee State's No. 160-ranked offense, averaging 72.47 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 222 at 77.47 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 44.26% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.86% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars got 21 points from Keenan Simmons, but it was Belmont that prevailed in a 85-77 final on Wednesday at Vadalabene Center.

The Tigers got 24 points from Tahjere McCall as Tennessee State ran past Eastern Illinois 66-61 on Wednesday at Lantz Arena.

Betting Trends
  • SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • SIU Edwardsville is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of SIU Edwardsville's last 9 games on the road
  • Tennessee State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Tennessee State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

SIU Edwardsville home to Morehead State, Thursday, January 14th
Tennessee State at Austin Peay, Thursday, January 14th