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Austin Peay Governors vs. Tennessee State Tigers - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee State Tigers (3-15) at Austin Peay Governors (5-11)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Winfield Dunn Center)

The Line: Austin Peay Governors -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Austin Peay Governors hope to begin a winning streak when the Tennessee State Tigers visit the Dunn Center.


The Tennessee State Tigers aren't the rugged team of years past that was always a threat in the Ohio Valley as graduation has put them in a complete rebuilding mode. The Tigers are being outscored 67-57 which are obviously not numbers condusive to winning and their 3-15 record says as much. TSU dropped their third straight in a 45-38 loss at SIU-Edwardsville with the Cougars coming back from a six point hole on the strength of a 30-17 second half run. SIUE was held to only 33% from the field but Tennessee State was unable to take advantage with 27.5% accuracy and 16 turnovers. Christian Mekowulu was the Tigers best player with 12 points and 12 rebounds followed by an eleven point, eight board effort from Darreon Reddick on 4-15. Six others were able to muster a total of 15 points.

Austin Peay Governors vs. Tennessee State Tigers - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Austin Peay Governors are struggling to get the ship pointed in the right direction before it's too late. Things have not been going well with the 5-11 Governors getting outscored 71-65 with both ends of the floor having a hand in three consecutive defeats. AP is coming off of a 72-56 loss at Tennessee Tech in which they hung around until a 37-26 Golden Eagles run in the second half ended this. Even though Tennessee Tech sank shots at an adequate 40.7% they totaled 13 more looks thanks to the Governors 21 giveawaysand 38% marksmanship. Khalil Davis led a trio of double digit scorers with 14 points and ten rebounds on 4-7 from the field with Ed Dyson and and Josh Robinson adding 13 points apiece on combined 8-17 shooting. Chris Horton pulled in a game high ten rebounds but nobody else was able to provide scoring.


The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game. Tennessee State are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Governors are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games following three or more consecutive road games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Ohio Valley. Austin Peay are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. I don't know if I could stomach it if I bet this just to be honest...

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Tennessee State +9.5 // line up to +10.5...some money going on Austin Peay

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