Tennessee Tech vs. Belmont - 2/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Belmont Bruins (19-7) at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (16-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Eblen Center)
The Line: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at Eblen Center on Saturday evening, the Belmont Bruins and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will be matching up on the college basketball circuit.
Belmont comes in here with a 19-7 record overall. The Bruins had won eight games in a row before falling to Tennessee State on Thursday. In that one, Belmont forward Amaze Egekeze put up 16 points.
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Dylan Windler is the top scorer for the Bruins this year with 17.0 PPG and 8.8 RPG to his credit. Also in double-figures for Belmont are Egekeze (16.4 PPG; 6.0 RPG) and Kevin McClain (12.7 PPG; 4.0 RPG).
As for Tennessee Tech, they’re currently 16-10 this year. The Eagles have lost their last two games, versus Eastern Illinois and Jacksonville State. In that Thursday game, Tennessee Tech’s Curtis Phillips put up 28 points.
Phillips is the leading scorer for Tennessee Tech with 14.3 PPG and 5.0 RPG while Aleksa Jugovic is second on 14.0 PPG. Also in double-digits for the Eagles are Kajon Mack (12.5 PPG), Mason Ramsey (10.2 PPG) and Shaq Calhoun (10.2 PPG).
The Bruins are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss and 5-1 ATS in their last six following a straight-up loss. Belmont is also 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 14-6 ATS in the last 20 games overall.
Meanwhile, Tennessee Tech is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight Saturday games. The under is 5-1 in the Eagles’ last six home games and 6-2 in the last eight overall.
Belmont had been rolling along at a nice clip before that 56-point Tennessee State dud, posting at least 81 points in five straight games. The last time these teams met was on January 4, an 80-67 home victory for Belmont. I like the Bruins to bounce back here, but I think Tennessee Tech can get in there and cover.