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Tennessee State Tigers visit Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in college basketball clash

Tennessee State TigersTennessee Tech Golden Eagles
2-21January 30, 2014, 08:00 | Eblen Center10-12

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Tennessee Tech vs Tennessee State battle Thursday at Eblen Center as the Golden Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Tigers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 10-8-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Eagles are 6-8-1 ATS. Tennessee State is 10-6-1 against the total, while Tennessee Tech is 8-5 versus the number.

View Tennessee State Tigers vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles as -7.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Golden Eagles sit at No. 290 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 274 on the same chart.

Tennessee State was an 80-74 loser in their most recent outing at home against Morehead State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Patrick Miller was dynamite, scoring 36 points and adding 6 rebounds but Morehead State still won, 80-74, over Tennessee State on Saturday at Gentry Complex.

Last time out for Tennessee Tech, they were an 83-69 loser as they battled Austin Peay on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Golden Eagles endured an 83-69 loss at the hands of the Governors on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Jeremiah Samarrippas at Winfield Dunn Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tennessee Tech's No. 120-rated squad against Tennessee State's No. 201-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tennessee Tech rates No. 155 in the country with 5.82 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 228 nationally with 4.78 per match.

Next up:
Tennessee State home to Austin Peay, Thursday, February 6th
Tennessee Tech at Belmont, Saturday, February 1st