Jacksonville State vs. Tennessee Tech - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jacksonville State vs. Tennessee Tech - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (9-21) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (12-18)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Pete Mathews Coliseum)

The Line: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -8 -- Over/Under: 136

TV: ESPN+

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and Jacksonville State Gamecocks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Pete Mathews Coliseum.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are averaging 64.9 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jr. Clay is averaging 13.6 points and 3.7 rebounds while Hunter Vick is averaging 8.8 points and 3.1 rebounds. Keishawn Davidson is dishing 4.2 assists and Amadou Sylla is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have lost four of their last five road games.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks need a win after splitting their last six games. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 72.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jacara Cross is averaging 12.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while De'Torrion Ware is averaging 12.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. Kayne Henry is the third double-digit scorer and Derek St. Hilaire is dishing 1.8 assists. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have split their last six home games.

The underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The road team is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles won the first meeting two weeks ago despite being 3.5-point underdogs, and they head into this contest playing the better basketball. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are allowing 51.2 percent shooting from the field and 37.7 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are also just 4-7 against the spread at home and 11-16-1 against the spread on the season. There seems to be some value with the points and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.

Randy’s Pick Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +8

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.