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SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Betting Preview

Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesSIU Edwardsville Cougars
Dec 29, 8:00 PM | Vadalabene Center

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Vadalabene Center Thursday as host SIU Edwardsville looks to handle the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in NCAAB action.

The Golden Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 5-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 1-4 ATS. Tennessee Tech is 3-4 on the totals; SIU Edwardsville is 2-3.

View Tennessee Tech vs SIU Edwardsville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Golden Eagles are listed as 11.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 325 (Cougars) and the No. 293 (Golden Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-60 result in favor of the Golden Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up SIU Edwardsville's No. 296 nationally ranked offense (61.8 points per game) against a Golden Eagles defense that sits as the No. 272 at 71.8 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 40.9% from the field, less than the Golden Eagles have managed so far this season (46.8% on average).

Defensively, Tennessee Tech features the nation's No. 132-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. SIU Edwardsville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 279 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tennessee Tech, they were a 67-59 winner as they battled Bethune-Cookman at home. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. The Wildcats got 14 points from Kevin Dukes, but it was Tennessee Tech that prevailed in a 67-59 final on Friday at Orleans Arena.

SIU Edwardsville lost its last outing, an 80-57 result against Southern Illinois on December 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 15-point underdog. The Cougars were hammered by Southern Illinois on Monday, losing by an 80-57 final at SIU Arena in college basketball betting action.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Golden Eagles at Cougars trends to consider:
Tennessee Tech is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Tennessee Tech at Tennessee-Martin, Saturday, December 31
SIU Edwardsville home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, December 31