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

Game
Tennessee Tech at Jacksonville State
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Pete Mathews Coliseum
Jacksonville, Alabama
The Line
The Line: Jacksonville State -18.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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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 could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are averaging 70.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Jr. Clay is averaging 12.4 points and 3.6 assists while Hunter Vick is averaging 11.5 points and 3.2 rebounds. Micaiah Henry is the third double-digit scorer and Corey Tillery is dishing 1.2 assists. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 59.4 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have lost eight of their last nine road games.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 77.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Jason Burnell is averaging 14.5 points and 3.5 assists while Marlon Hunter is averaging 12.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. Detrick Mostella is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Hudson is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have won all six home games this season.

The Golden Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Ohio Valley. The Gamecocks are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 36-16 in Gamecocks last 52 vs. Ohio Valley. The under is 4-1 in Golden Eagles last 5 overall.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are 6-10 ATS on the season and are being outscored by an average of 24 points on the road thanks to a defense that allows 48.6 percent shooting. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are 10-5-1 ATS on the season and are winning by an average of 17 points at home. In its last five games, Jacksonville State is winning by an average of 14.2 points while allowing just 38.5 percent shooting. These are two teams heading in different directions and one team has ben profitable and the other hasn't. The number is steep, but there's only one way to go.

Pick:
Jacksonville State -18.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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