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Tennessee State SIU Edwardsville Betting Preview

SIU Edwardsville CougarsTennessee State Tigers
11-16February 20, 2014, 08:00 | Gentry Complex3-24

The Tennessee State Tigers host SIU Edwardsville on Thursday, looking to build on their 3-24 mark against the 11-16 Cougars in college hoops action at Gentry Complex.

The Tigers sport a record of 3-24 and 12-10-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cougars have 11-16 and 14-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-9-1 for the Tigers and 13-9 for the Cougars.

View SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Tennessee State Tigers as -2-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 252 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 82 in the latest survey.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was an 83-68 winner on the road against Austin Peay. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars grabbed an 83-68 win over the Governors on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Donivine Stewart at Winfield Dunn Center.

Tennessee State lost its last outing, a 73-71 result against Belmont on February 13. They covered in that game as a 15.5-point underdog. The Tigers endured a 73-71 loss at the hands of the Bruins on Thursday, despite a 23-point effort from Patrick Miller at Curb Event Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee State's No. 186 nationally ranked offense (68.85 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 233 at 76 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 42.67% from the field, less than the Cougars have managed so far this season (47.28% on average).

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville home to Belmont, Wednesday, February 26th
Tennessee State at Morehead State, Thursday, February 27th