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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles host Belmont Bruins in college basketball action

Belmont BruinsTennessee Tech Golden Eagles
17-7February 01, 2014, 08:30 | Eblen Center10-13

Tennessee Tech looks to cover the Golden Eagles-Bruins pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 10-13 mark when they host Belmont in college basketball wagering action.

The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Eagles are 6-9-1 ATS. Belmont is 8-11 on the totals; Tennessee Tech is 9-5.

View Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

The Bruins were listed as -7-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Eagles rated this week at No. 290 and the Bruins sitting at No. 105.

Belmont won its last outing, a 76-73 result against Morehead State on January 29. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Bruins grabbed a 76-73 win over the Eagles on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from J.J. Mann at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Tennessee Tech was an 81-68 loser in its last match at home against Tennessee State. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Tennessee Tech got 22 points from Dwan Caldwell but lost anyway, 81-68, to Tennessee State on Thursday at Eblen Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee Tech's No. 147-ranked scoring average of 71.52 PPG, against a Bruins defense rated No. 219 and allowing 75.12 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 43.99% to date this season, less than the Bruins shooters have managed so far (49.92% per game).

A few Bruins at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Belmont is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Belmont is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Belmont's last 5 games on the road
Tennessee Tech is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Tennessee Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee Tech is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Belmont home to Murray State, Thursday, February 6th
Tennessee Tech at Jacksonville State, Saturday, February 8th