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Tennessee Tech vs. Tennessee State - 1/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech
Date & Time Thursday January 17, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Hooper Eblen Center
Cookeville, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Tennessee Tech -2 -- Over/Under: 141
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Tennessee State Tigers and Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Hooper Eblen Center.

The Tennessee State Tigers could use a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Tennessee State Tigers are averaging 67.5 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 49 percent shooting. Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey is averaging 15.3 points and 4.7 rebounds while Kamar McKnight is averaging 13 points and 2.3 assists. Thomas Davis is grabbing 2.7 rebounds and Armani Chaney is dishing 3.1 assists. The Tennessee State Tigers are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee State Tigers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Tennessee State Tigers have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles could also use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are averaging 66.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 45.7 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 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 57.4 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have won five of their last seven home games.

The Tigers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Ohio Valley, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The Golden Eagles are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Ohio Valley. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Golden Eagles last 4 overall. The under is 10-4 in Tigers last 14 vs. Ohio Valley.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have won six of the last eight games against the Tennessee State Tigers, which includes a two point road win last week. The Tennessee State Tigers are being outscored by an average of 16.1 points on the road while shooting just 37.5 percent from the field. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have won five of their last seven games at home where they're shooting almost 46 percent from the field, a drastic improvement from their season numbers. Laying the bucket with Tennessee Tech feels like the right play.

Pick:
Tennessee Tech -2

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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