Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Tigers versus the Trojans? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPNU. The game will be played at Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock, AR. This Ohio Valley conference matchup has an over/under of 146.5 points, and Little Rock is favored to win by -8 at home vs. Tennessee State.

TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS VS LITTLE ROCK TROJANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tennessee State Tigers +8

This game will be played at Jack Stephens Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Trojans.
  • Even though we have Little Rock winning straight-up, we like Tennessee State at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Does Tennessee State Stand a Chance on the Road?

Heading into today’s game, Tennessee State is 17-12 overall, and they have gone 10-6 in Ohio Valley Conference play. Over their last 10 games, they have gone 4-6 on the road, and they are 6-8 on the road this season.

As the underdog, the Tigers are 3-6 this season, and they are 2-1 in their last three road games. They are coming off a 76-71 win over SIUE, and they have won two straight.

As the underdog this season, Tennessee State has gone just 3-6 against the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 5-9 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Tennessee State’s games this year (144.2). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The Tennessee State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 76 points vs. SIUE. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.4% while connecting on 7 threes. One area that the Tennessee State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 113rd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.

Coming into today’s game, the Tennessee State defense is giving up an average of 70.2 points per contest. The Tennessee State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 71 points and allowed SIUE to connect on 7 threes.

Does Little Rock Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Little Rock is coming off an 82-73 win over Lindenwood, and they have won seven straight games. At home, they are 11-4 this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 8-2.

Overall, Little Rock is 18-11 this season, and in Ohio Valley Conference play, they are 12-4. As the favorite, they have gone 12-3, and they have been favored in 15 of their 29 games.

Little Rock has a solid ATS mark of 16-13 this season and they have gone 10-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Trojans have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Little Rock is 14-15 and today’s line of 146.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (152.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points and their over/under record during this span is 1-2.

Coming off their recent game, the Little Rock offense tallied 82 points in a matchup against Lindenwood. Their field goal percentage for the game was 62.2%, and they made 3 threes. Offensively, the Trojans have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 73rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 237th in percentage and 285th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Trojans’ defense is nationally ranked 224th, allowing 74.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Lindenwood, the Lions finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 73 points vs. Little Rock.