Tennessee Tech vs. Austin Peay - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Austin Peay Governors (9-7) at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (11-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Eblen Center)
The Line: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: OVC DIGITAL
Coming up on Thursday from Eblen Center, the Austin Peay Governors and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will be meeting up on the college basketball circuit.
Austin Peay comes into this one with a 9-7 record so far. The Governors have won their last four games in a row, taking out Southeast Missouri State in their last appearance Saturday. In that one, Austin Peay was led by Terry Taylor with 29 points.
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Taylor is also the top scorer for Austin Peay on the season with 16.1 PPG and 8.3 RPG. Also in double-figures for the Governors are Averyl Ugba (12.9 PPG; 7.3 RPG) and Dayton Gumm (11.1 PPG).
Over on the Tennessee Tech side, they’re sitting at 11-6 this year. the Eagles fell to Belmont last Thursday but bagged a win over Tennessee State Saturday. In that game, Tennessee Tech’s top scorer was Curtis Phillips with 28 points.
Leading the scoring for Tennessee Tech this year is Aleksa Jugovic with 14.2 PPG, while Phillips is second on 13.8 PPG. Also in double-figures this year for the Eagles are Kajon Mack (12.5 PPG) and Mason Ramsey (10.3 PPG).
The Governors are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. Austin Peay is also 6-2 ATS in their last eight versus the Ohio Valley and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 following an ATS loss.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last five Thursday games. Tennessee Tech is also 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up win.
Scoring-wise, Austin Peay has been pretty consistent lately. The Governors have put up at least 70 points in six of their last seven games. As for Tennessee Tech, they’ve had a couple of duds here and there but otherwise have been playing pretty well since the middle of last month. Still, I think Austin Peay can get in here and cover.