Ohio vs. Tennessee Tech - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (1-4) at Ohio Bobcats (3-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Ohio University Convocation Center)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -16.5 -- Over/Under: 151 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will travel to the Convocation Center (OH) to take on the Ohio Bobcats in the Global Sports Shootout this Friday night.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 1-4 on the season after being defeated by the Southern Jaguars, 80-68, this past Tuesday. Tennessee Tech was tied with Southern at 33-all at halftime however, allowed the Jaguars used a 9-0 run early in the 2nd half to build a double-digit lead in which the Golden Eagles couldn’t fight back from. Tennessee Tech struggled offensively as they shot just 39.3% from the field and 24.0% (6-25) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles was Kajon Mack who had 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. Tennessee Tech is averaging 72.6 ppg on 40.9% shooting from the field. The Golden Eagles average 6.8 three-pointers per game on 26.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Tennessee Tech has been led by Aleksa Jugovic (14.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.4 apg), Kajon Mack (13.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.4 apg), Markell Henderson (9.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg), and Mason Ramsey (8.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.4 apg). Defensively, Tennessee Tech is allowing their opponents to average 75.0 ppg on 45.7% shooting. Tennessee Tech is currently averaging 4.8 bpg (ranked T-74th) and 6.8 spg (ranked 141st).
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The Ohio Bobcats improved to 3-0 on the young season after defeating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 67-61, this past Friday. Ohio was down by a 32-27 margin at halftime but was outstanding defensively in the 2nd half holding the Yellow Jackets to just 29 points and was able to come back to get the upset victory. Ohio held the Yellow Jackets to just 33.3% shooting from the field and 27.3% (3-11) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Bobcats was Antonio Campbell who had a double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds. On the season, Ohio is averaging 80.0 ppg on 45.3% shooting from the field. The Bobcats are averaging 11.0 three-pointers per game on 47.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Ohio has been led by Antonio Campbell (19.7 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.3 bpg), Kenny Kaminski (15.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.3 spg), Jordan Dartis (12.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.0 apg), and Jaaron Simmons (11.3 ppg, 7.7 apg). Defensively, Ohio is allowing their opponents to average 67.7 ppg on 38.2% shooting from the field. The Bobcats have struggled on the boards as they have a rebound margin of -4.0.
The Golden Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Bobcats are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs OVC opponents.
Ohio will be one of the best teams in the MAC this year with Antonio Campbell and Jaaron Simmons leading the way and as Tennessee Tech hasn’t shown much on either side of the ball to start the season, I think the Bobcats will win big at home and cover this large spread. Take Ohio to cover.