Belmont vs. Tennessee State - 1/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee State Tigers (14-4) at Belmont Bruins (14-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Curb Event Center)
The Line: Belmont Bruins -11.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 See the Latest Odds
The Belmont Bruins and the Tennessee State Tigers face off on Saturday in Ohio Valley Conference college basketball action.
The Belmont Bruins are 14-6 this season and they have won their last seven games. Belmont is averaging 82.2 points and they are shooting 48.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Evan Bradds leads the Bruins averaging 17.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Craig Bradshaw is averaging 16.3 points, Taylor Barnette is averaging 9.9 points, and Amanze Egekeze is averaging 9.7 points. Belmont is 7-0 at home and 6-0 in OVC play.
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The Tennessee State Tigers are 14-4 this season and they have won their last five games. Tennessee State is averaging 71.2 points per game and they are shooting 45.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Keron Deshields leads the Tigers averaging 15.3 points per game. Tahjere McCall is averaging 12.4 points and 5.2 rebounds, Wayne Martin is averaging 12.1 points and 10 rebounds, and Darreon Reddick is averaging 7.2 points. Tennessee State is 5-3 on the road and 5-0 in OVC play.
Belmont is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four home games, 3-0-1 against the spread against the OVC, and 9-3-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. Tennessee State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 23-8 against the spread in their last 31 road games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog ahs covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
This is just a ton of points so I will take them with the road dog.