Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Trojans and Tigers. The game is starting at 4:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Tigers at Gentry Center in Nashville, TN. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Ohio Valley conference contest is set at 158.5 points, with the Tigers being the favored team playing at home against the Trojans.
LITTLE ROCK TROJANS VS TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Tennessee State Tigers -3.5
This game will be played at Gentry Center at 4:30 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
WHY BET THE TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 in favor of the Tigers.
- Not only will Tennessee State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 158.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can Little Rock Stun the Crowd at Gentry Center?
After 14 games, Little Rock has a record of 7-7. On the road, they have a record of 2-4 while at home they are 5-3. As of today’s game, Little Rock has a 7-7 record against the spread. In their previous five games, the team is 3-2 ATS.
In 14 games, Little Rock comes in with an over/under mark of 9-5-0, with their games averaging 158.9 points per game. When assessing the Trojans’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 150 points per game.
The Trojans’ offense finished with 81 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 79 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jamir Chaplin who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.8. Deantoni Gordon also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.2.
So far, the Trojans’ defense is ranked 265th in the country at 79.9 points per contest. Little Rock’s three-point defense is currently 110th in the country at 7.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.0% of their shots vs. Little Rock.
Will the Tennessee State Defense Show Up at Home?
Tennessee State, who is currently 7-7 overall, will be playing their 15th game of the season against Little Rock. If they win today, they will improve their home record to 2-2, bringing it to .500. As of now, Tennessee State’s ATS record is 2-8 heading into today’s game. Over their previous five games, they have gone 0-4 vs. the spread.
Tennessee State comes in with an over/under record of 5-5-0 through 14 games, with their games averaging a combined 148.8 points per game so far. The Tigers have an over/under record of 2-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 167 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the Tennessee State offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against UT Martin. Their field goal percentage for the game was 38.5%, and they made 10 threes. Leading Tennessee State in scoring vs. UT Martin was Michael Shanks with his 20 points. Jason Jitoboh also added 11 points for the Tigers.
In terms of defense, Tennessee State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.2 points per game. So far, the Tennessee State defense is giving up an average of 9.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (496th).