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Jacksonville State vs. Tennessee Tech - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (16-9) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (17-8)
Date & Time Thursday February 8, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -9 -- Over/Under:
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NCAA BB | Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (16-9) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (17-8)
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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles take the hardwood at the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in a Thursday college basketball tilt.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are fighting for a top four position in the Ohio Valley and were holding their own with three wins in a row before suffering a 79-71 defeat at Eastern Illinois. Tennessee Tech was outshot 55.1%-37.1% but stayed competitive with 13 more looks at the basket.

Shaq Calhoun kept the Golden Eagles in striking distance with 23 points on 8-11 from the floor including 6-8 from beyond the arc. Kajon Mack gave the Golden Eagles 13 points on 5-14 shooting while Mason Ramsey and Courtney Alexander II tossed in ten points apiece and combined for 12 rebounds.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks missed out on an opportunity to secure a top four position following a 75-67 loss at SIU-Edwardsville. Both teams sank shots at around 45% with the Cougars managing a few more shots and field goals. 

Jamall Gregory paced a balanced Jacksonville State offense with 14 points, three yanks, four assists and five steals on 3-8 from the floor and 7-8 at the stripe. The Gamecocks received 12 points each from Jason Burnell and Norbertas Gregory along with a combined 16 rebounds while Malcolm Drumwright netted eleven points.

Under is 12-2 in Tennessee Tech last 14 Thursday games and Tennessee Tech are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games and under is 6-2 in Tennessee Tech last 8 road games. Under is 10-3 in Jacksonville State last 13 Thursday games and under is 23-7 in Jacksonville State last 30 vs. Ohio Valley and under is 16-7 in Jacksonville State last 23 home games.

Tennessee Tech can look clueless on the road but the numbers say they have a shot to cover here…

Pick:
Tennessee Tech +9

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