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Tennessee State Tigers vs Austin Peay Governors Preview

Austin Peay GovernorsTennessee State Tigers
9-13February 06, 2014, 08:00 | Gentry Complex3-21

The Austin Peay Governors will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Tigers in Tennessee State at Gentry Complex on Thursday in college basketball action.

Tennessee State will face the 9-13 Governors, who own a 8-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 11-6-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Governors are 6-9 favoring the OVER.

View Austin Peay Governors vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Governors were listed as 2-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 245-ranked Tigers and the No. 290-rated Governors in this matchup.

In their last action, Austin Peay was a 96-88 loser at home against Murray State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Chris Horton scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Governors to a win (they lost 96-88 to Murray State at Winfield Dunn Center on Friday).

In their last action, Tennessee State was an 81-68 winner on the road against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers got a terrific 27-point effort from Patrick Miller as Tennessee State defeated Tennessee Tech 81-68 on Thursday at Eblen Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Governors is ranked No. 185 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with Tennessee State’s No. 202 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Tennessee State is the No. 222-ranked team in the country at 4.88 per game, while Austin Peay rates No. 197 at 5.27 per game.

A few Governors at Tigers trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Austin Peay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Austin Peay is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Tennessee State
Tennessee State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Tennessee State is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee State's last 6 games
Tennessee State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Austin Peay at Belmont, Saturday, February 8th
Tennessee State at Murray State, Saturday, February 8th