Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (0-6) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (4-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Pete Mathews Coliseum)
The Line: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -7 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and the Jacksonville State Gamecocks meet in college basketball action from the Pete Mathews Coliseum on Wednesday night.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will still be looking for their first win after falling to 0-6 with a 73-67 loss to these same Jacksonville State Gamecocks last time out. Damaria Franklin led the Golden Eagles with 21 points on 9 of 16 shooting with a pair of steals while Jr. Clay added 20 points on 6 of 12 shooting with 3 threes and 10 assists for the double-double as the only other double-digit scorer for the Golden Eagles in the losing effort. Tujautae Williams and Amadou Sylla each added a team-high 6 rebounds as well in the defeat for Tennessee Tech. Franklin leads the Golden Eagles in scoring with an average of 21 points per game while Sylla leads Tennessee Tech on the glass with 6.3 rebounds per game and Clay leads the Golds Eagles in assists with 5.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Tennessee Tech is averaging 61.3 points on 41.7% shooting from the field, 26.6% from 3-point range and 60.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 75.5 points on 43.9% shooting from the field and 27.7% from 3-point range this season.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks hope to add to their 4-2 mark after picking up that W over Tennesssee Tech.Darian Adams led the Gamecocks with 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting with 4 threes and 6 assists while Brandon Huffman added 16 points on an efficient 7 of n8 shooting with 5 rebounds. Kayne Henry added 11 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Jacksonville State in the winning effort. Jalen Finch added 7 points to match his team-high 7 assists as well in the victory for the Gamecocks. Adams leads Jacksonville State in scoring with an average of 15 points per game while Henry leads the Gamecocks on the glass with 5.5 rebounds per game and Finsh leads Jacksonville State in assists with 5.5 assists per game this year. As a team, Jacksonville State is averaging 70.3 points on 41.8% shooting from the field, 34% from 3-point range and 67.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 68.8 points on 41.2% shooting from the field and 29% from 3-point range this season. Tennessee Tech is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. Jacksonville State is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. The road team is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
I’d like to give Tennessee Tech a shot with the points here, but while Tennessee Tech’s been competitive in their last couple of games, including the last game against Jacksonville State, the Golden Eagles still lost that game and that was as home and now they have to go on the road against the same Gamecocks squad? I don’t think that serves them well here. I think we see a slightly more convincing performance from Jacksonville State here, so I’ll lay the points with the Gamecocks at home in this spot.