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Belmont vs. Tennessee State - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tennessee State at Belmont
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Curb Event Center
Nashville, Tennessee
The Line
Belmont Bruins -19 O/U: 155
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Tennessee State Tigers and the Belmont Bruins will meet up in college basketball action on Saturday.

Tennessee State comes into this one at 5-12 on the year. The Tigers are 2-1 in their last three games, with a loss to Morehead State sandwiched between wins versus Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee Tech.

In the win over the Golden Eagles, Tennessee State’s Stokley Chaffee was the high man on the team with 13 points and eight rebounds. Six total Tigers players were in double-figures, and everyone who stepped on the court scored.

Over on the Belmont side, they’re 12-4 on the year. The Bruins had won three straight games versus Tennessee Tech, Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky, but they wilted in the second half against JSU and ended up falling 91-80.

In the OT loss to the Gamecocks, Belmont’s Nick Muszynski led the team on 23 points with five rebounds and one assist. Dylan Windler logged a double-double for the Bruins on 17 points and 17 rebounds.

The Tigers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine road games and 0-3-2 ATS in their last five following a straight-up win. Tennessee State is 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games versus a team with a winning home record and the over is 7-3 in their last 10 games.

Meanwhile, the Bruins are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five versus a team with a losing straight-up record. Belmont is 1-4 ATS in the last five following a straight-up loss and the under is 5-0 in their last five following an ATS loss.

All things considered, Tennessee State has been playing fairly well recently—or at least they have in their last couple of wins anyway. The Tigers need a solid and balanced effort across the roster if they’re going to continue to get victories.

Now, this game is in all likelihood going to be a big Belmont win, but if the Tigers can get some contributions from their role-players, they might be able to keep (relative) pace. The line on this one is super thick, so I’m leaning toward the dog of Tennessee State.

Pick:
Tennessee State Tigers +19

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