Tennessee State Tigers (10-9) vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (5-14)
January 21, 2023 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans +2 / Tennessee State Tigers -2 ; Over/Under: 152
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The Tennessee State Tigers and the Little Rock Trojans meet Saturday in college basketball action from Jack Stephens Center. Tennessee State comes into this one fresh off a Thursday matchup versus Eastern Illinois. The Tigers ended up winning by four points. As for Little Rock, they played Tennessee Tech in their last game. In that one the Trojans fell by two points. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Tennessee State Tigers
Tennessee State kicked off their season on an 8-6 run with losses to Southern Illinois, High Point, Saint Louis, Austin Peay, Charleston Southern and Morehead State. The Tigers went 2-3 in the next five with wins over Little Rock and Lindenwood.
In the Thursday matchup versus Eastern Illinois, Tennessee State was up 40-20 by halftime. The Tigers were outscored 54-38 from there but were able to hang on for the 78-74 win. Marcus Fitzgerald was the leading team scorer on 26 points.
Little Rock Trojans
Over on the Little Rock side, they beat AR Baptist, Jackson State, Philander Smith, Central AR and TN-Martin in their first 14 games. The Trojans would then lose to Tennessee State, Lindenwood, SEMO, Southern Indiana and Eastern Illinois over the next five.
Matched up against Tennessee Tech on Thursday, Little Rock took a seven-point deficit into the break. The Trojans posted 45 points in the second half but ended up losing 77-75. DeAntoni Gordon was tops in scoring on 16 points and six boards.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll probably stay with Tennessee State in this one. The Tigers didn’t have too many issues the last time these teams met up back on December 31, winning 94-69 with 49 second-half points. Tennessee State is on a 4-2 run in their last six games, scoring 66 or more points in five of those matchups. As for Little Rock, they’ve lost six straight and failed to score 70 points in five of those. I don’t think the Trojans will hang around for long here.