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Tennessee State Tigers visit SIU Edwardsville Cougars in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Tennessee State TigersSIU Edwardsville Cougars
Feb 20, 8:00 PM | Vadalabene Center

Tennessee State Tigers vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD9-14

Vadalabene Center will host SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs. Tennessee State Tigers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Cougars currently sports a 9-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-9 ATS. The Tigers are 15-11 and 12-9-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cougars produce a 8-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 12-4 against the number.

View Tennessee State vs SIU Edwardsville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 277-ranked Cougars and the No. 74-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-63 win for the Tigers on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits SIU Edwardsville's No. 268-ranked offense, averaging 63.4 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 195 at 67 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 221-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. SIU Edwardsville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 272 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tennessee State was an 80-69 winner at home against Belmont. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Bruins were burned for 25 points by Robert Covington on Thursday as the Tigers put another game in the win column, 80-69, at Gentry Complex.

Last time out for SIU Edwardsville, they were an 83-71 loser as they battled Austin Peay at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. Mark Yelovich scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 83-71 to Austin Peay at Vadalabene Center on Saturday).

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Loyola are 1-1
After playing Belmont are 1-6
After a win are 7-3

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-6
After playing Austin Peay are 0-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Tigers at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tennessee State's last 7 games on the road
Tennessee State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 6 games at home
SIU Edwardsville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
SIU Edwardsville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Tennessee State home to Loyola, Saturday, February 23
SIU Edwardsville at Central Arkansas, Saturday, February 23