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Tennessee State Tigers Favored by -2.5 Point Spread Against the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars on Saturday

Tennessee State Tigers will go to the free throw line vs Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars on Saturday, hoping to boost its 7-9 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars betting line as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Tennessee State Tigers vs Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars sport a record of 6-10 and 3-11 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Tennessee State Tigers have 7-9 and 4-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-5 for the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars and 7-4 for the Tennessee State Tigers.

This game puts the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars, most recently No. 322 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tennessee State Tigers, who rate No. 267 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville has the nation's No. 218-rated offensive output, at 70.06 PPG. The visiting Tennessee State Tigers defense ranks No. 80 allowing on average 68.69 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 41.65% so far, more than the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.04% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tennessee State earned a 69-65 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday, getting 12 points from Darreon Reddick at Lantz Arena.

The Cougars endured a 76-61 loss at the hands of the Bruins on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from Daniel Kinchen at Vadalabene Center.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee State's last 6 games
  • Tennessee State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee State home to Austin Peay, Thursday, January 18th
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Southeast Missouri State, Thursday, January 18th