The Jacksonville State Gamecocks (12-18, 7-10 OVC) and Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (9-21, 6-11 OVC) will square off at Pete Mathews Coliseum to close out the regular season. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Jacksonville State Gamecocks Free Preview
In the Golden Eagles’ last game, they lost a tough one against the Belmont Bruins, 65-62. Tennessee Tech’s Keishawn Davidson had a solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Belmont held the Golden Eagles to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.2 (below their season average of 29.0). Tennessee Tech, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (15.1 vs. 16.7).
The Gamecocks are trying to rebound after their 65-55 loss to the Tennessee State Tigers in their last matchup. Kayne Henry led Jacksonville State in scoring with 15 points on 4-for-12 shooting. Tennessee State had an effective field goal percentage of 0.692 (above their season average of 0.537). Jacksonville State, meanwhile, held the Tigers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.8 (below their season average of 32.5).
Jacksonville State may have trouble getting to the foul line in this matchup. The Gamecocks rank 301st in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.191, while Tennessee Tech ranks 58th in FTA rate allowed (0.188).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Golden Eagles won 75-74. The Golden Eagles’ 18.5 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Gamecocks, who had a rate of 23.6. De’Torrion Ware was the game’s top overall scorer with 26 points.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Jacksonville State, ATS Winner – Jacksonville State, O/U – Under
Jacksonville State averages 36.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 108th in the NCAA. Tennessee Tech ranks 160th in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).
The Gamecocks have been outscored by an average of 1.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Jacksonville State has defeated opponents by an average of 2.6 points.
During their last five games, the Golden Eagles have scored an average of 68.2 points per game (2.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (5.0 below their season average).