Belmont Bruins vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (18-8) at Belmont Bruins (19-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Curb Event Center)
The Line: Belmont Bruins -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles travel to the Belmont Bruins with first in the OVC still up for grabs.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are trying to make a move in the Ohio Valley with wins in five of six but with just three games remaining on the schedule they can not afford to lose. The Golden Eagles come off of a 72-70 victory versus a stubborn Jacksonville State as a 12 point home favorite where the Golden Eagles held a hefty 49%-38.6% shooting edge. The Gamecocks hung tough with eight more looks at the basket with most other areas in the boxscore being close. Ryan Martin gave Tennessee Tech 16 points on 5-9 with Mason Ramsey and Hakeem Rogers each scoring 15 points with Rogers posting seven rebounds. Anthony Morse and Torrence Rowe scored 12 and ten points respectively in a very balanced attack.
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The Belmont Bruins control their own fate as nobody can catch them if they win. However the bruins are just 3-3 the past six times out after outscoring Eastern Kentucky 86-78 on Thursday as a three point road dog. The Bruins took an early lead and never gave it back behind nearly 46% marksmanship versus the Colonels 38.5% who were hurt by a 6-21 mark from beyond the arc. Craig Bradshaw exploded for 33 points, nine boards and five assists on 8-16 with Evan Bradds adding 18 points and eleven rebounds on 7-10. Nick Smith tossed in ten while Taylor Barnette netted eight points.
Belmont are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Ohio Valley. Tennessee Tech has their best team in awhile but this could be a rout if they don’t play well…