Tennessee State Tigers vs. Murray State Racers - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (8-9) at Tennessee State Tigers (13-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Gentry Complex)
The Line: Tennessee State Tigers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Murray State Racers will travel to play the Tennessee State Tigers in an OVC game on Saturday.
The Tennessee State Tigers are 13-4 (4-0) and are coming off of a win against Austin Peay by a score of 66-52. Tennessee State is on a 4 game winning streak and has started conference play on a high note. Tennessee State is averaging 71.5 points per game while giving up 65.4 points per game. Tennessee State is also averaging 38.5 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game. Keron Deshields is averaging 15.3 points per game and 3.3 assists per game for Tennessee State. Tahjere McCall is averaging 12.1 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Tennessee State is shooting 70% on free throws, 33.6% on three-pointers, and 44.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Murray State Racers are 8-9 (2-2) and are coming off of a loss to Belmont by a score of 81-73. Murray State has lost 2 of their last 3 games. Murray State has struggled this season, but has been able to start .500 in conference play. Murray State is averaging 70.1 points per game while giving up 68.8 points per game. Murray State is also averaging 34.2 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Wayne Langston is averaging 13.6 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game for Murray State. Bryce Jones is averaging 12.8 points per game and 4 assists per game for the Racers. Murray State is shooting 69.9% on free throws, 32% on three-pointers, and 43.6% on all field goal attempts.
Murray State is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The under is 4-1 Murray State’s last 5 games. Tennessee State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. Tennessee State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 4-0 in Tennessee State’s last 4 home games.
Tennessee State has been playing very well in conference play and has the home court advantage in this game. Tennessee State has the rebounding advantage and is the better shooting team. I like Tennessee State in this game.