Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (8-11) vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (5-13)
January 19, 2023 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans +1 / Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles -1 ; Over/Under: 147.5
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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and the Little Rock Trojans meet Thursday in college basketball action from Jack Stephens Center. Tennessee Tech is 8-11 so far this year. The Eagles beat Tennessee State in their last game. As for Little Rock, they’re sitting at 5-14 after a loss to Eastern Illinois on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Tennessee Tech won just four of their first 14 games this year over Tennessee Wesleyan, Truett-McConnell, East Tennessee State and KY Christian. The Eagles are 4-1 since then with wins over Eastern Illinois, TN-Martin, Morehead State and Tennessee State.
In the Saturday game versus Tennessee State, the Eagles trailed 33-31 going into the second half. Tennessee Tech surged on a 40-30 run from there and got the win 71-63. Tyrone Perry led the team with his 15 points and four rebounds.
Little Rock Trojans
Over on the Little Rock side, they were 5-9 across 14 games with wins over AR Baptist, Jackson State, Philander Smith, Central AR and TN-Martin. The Trojans have since lost five straight, most recently to Eastern Illinois.
On Saturday versus Eastern Illinois, the Trojans were down 32-25 at the break. Little Rock kept the pace from there on 38 points but still lost 70-63. Jordan Jefferson led the team on 13 points, and Myron Gardner had 10 points with nine rebounds and seven assists.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll probably stick with Tennessee Tech here. The Eagles are currently riding a four-game win streak. They’ve scored 70 or more points in all four of those games and I like Tennessee Tech to keep that run going in this one. As for Little Rock, it’s been a bumpy ride over this five-game losing streak. The Trojans have failed to hit 70 points in all five of those outings. Ultimately I like Tennessee Tech to take the cover/win here, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Little Rock in it most of the way.