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Tennessee Tech vs. Jacksonville State - 2/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Jacksonville State at Tennessee Tech
Date & Time Thursday February 14, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
Hooper Eblen Arena
Cooksville, TN
The Line
Jacksonville State Gamecocks -10 -- Over/Under: 132
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles meet in OVC college basketball action from the Hooper Eblen Arena on Thursday night.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks come into this game looking for some consistency after splitting their last 6 games following an 81-64 win over Southeast Missouri State in their last outing. Marlon Hunter led the Gamecocks with 27 points on 10 of 19 shooting with 5 threes along with 12 rebounds while Detrick Mostella added 15 points and 3 assists as the only other double-digit scorer for Jacksonville State in the winning effort. Christian Cunningham added 6 points and a team-high 14 rebounds while Maurice Dunlap added a team-high 4 assists as well in the win. Jason Burnell missed the game but still leads the Gamecocks with an average of 15 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Jacksonville State is averaging 76.2 points per game on 45.5% shooting from the field, 31.2% from behind the arc and 73.8% from the foul line this season.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles could use a win after losing 4 straight and 8 of their last 9 games following a 77-58 setback at the hands of UT-Martin in their last outing. Hunter Vick led the Golden Eagles with 15 points including 5 threes while Cade Crosland added 4 threes for his 12 points. Jr. Clay added 10 points and a team-high 4 assists to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Tennessee Tech in the loss, while Corey Tillery added 4 assists of his own and Courtney Alexander II had 6 points and a team-high 11 rebounds as well in the defeat. Clay leads Tennessee Tech with an average of 14.1 points and 4.1 assists per game while Alexander II leads the Golden Eagles on the glass with 8.4 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Tennessee Tech is averaging 68.9 points per game on 42.4% shooting from the field, 34.1% from behind the arc and 62% from the foul line this season.

Jacksonville State is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall while the under is 39-19-1 in their last 59 conference games. Tennessee Tech is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 conference games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. Jacksonville State is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings between these two teams at Tennessee Tech and the road team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

Jacksonville State has had issues with consistency lately, so laying points on the road with the Gamecocks isn’t necessarily ideal. However, one thing that Tennessee Tech has done consistently as of late is lose basketball games. The Golden Eagles have done a good job at keeping teams close as of late, but Jacksonville State has had a lot of past success in this venue and the road team has been dominant so I’ll lay the points with the Gamecocks here.

Pick:
Jacksonville State -10

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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