Tennessee State Tigers vs. Austin Peay Governors - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Austin Peay Governors (15-17) vs. Tennessee State Tigers (20-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Nashville Municipal Auditorium)
The Line: Tennessee State Tigers -- See the Latest Odds
The Austin Peay Governors will play the Tennessee State Tigers in the second round of the OVC Tournament.
The Tennessee State Tigers are 20-9 (11-5) and are the #4 seed in the OVC tournament. Tennessee State finished the regular season by winning 2 of their last 3 games and are coming off of a win against Belmont by a score of 87-72. Tennessee State defeated Austin Peay by a score of 66-52 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Tennessee State is averaging 73.4 points per game while giving up 68.3 points per game. Tennessee State is also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 10.6 assists per game. Keron Deshields is averaging 16.3 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for Tennessee State. Tahjere McCall is averaging 14.6 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Tennessee State is shooting 69.6% on free throws, 33.5% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Austin Peay Governors are 15-17 (7-9) and are the #8 seed in the OVC tournament. Austin Peay won their first game of OVC tournament against Tennessee Tech by a score of 92-72. Austin Peay is averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 75.6 points per game. Austin Peay is also averaging 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Chris Horton is averaging 19.1 points per game and 12.1 rebounds per game for Austin Peay. Josh Robinson is averaging 16.3 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Governors. Austin Peay is shooting 66.7% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 45.8% on all field goal attempts.
Austin Peay is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. Austin Peay is 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games. The over is 10-1-1 in Austin Peay’s last 12 games. Tennessee State is 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games. Tennessee State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The under is 10-4 in Tennessee State’s last 14 Thursday games.
Tennessee State has been impressive this season and was able to get a bye into the second round of the OVC tournament. Tennessee State plays better defense than Austin Peay and I think that will be the difference in this game. I like Tennessee State here.