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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles home to SIU Edwardsville Cougars in NCAA Basketball betting action

SIU Edwardsville CougarsTennessee Tech Golden Eagles
4-12January 11, 2014, 08:30 | Eblen Center9-9

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the SIU Edwardsville Cougars at Eblen Center in NCAA basketball action.

Tennessee Tech will face the 4-12 Cougars, who own a 5-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Eagles are 5-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cougars are 6-6 favoring the OVER.

View SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

Tennessee Tech opened as -9.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game puts the Golden Eagles, most recently No. 212 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 260 in the latest survey.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was a 61-52 loser on the road against Jacksonville State. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. SIU Edwardsville suffered a 61-52 loss against Jacksonville State on Thursday, getting 17 points from Donivine Stewart in a losing effort at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

In their last action, Tennessee Tech was an 81-69 winner at home against Eastern Illinois. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Jeremiah Samarrippas scored 18 points leading the Golden Eagles to an 81-69 victory over Eastern Illinois at Eblen Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 246 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.75 per game. That compares with Tennessee Tech’s No. 110 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Tennessee Tech is college basketball's No. 138-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 61 with 7.44 per game.

A few Cougars at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee Tech is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville home to Austin Peay, Thursday, January 16th
Tennessee Tech at SE Missouri State, Saturday, January 18th