The Golden Eagles and Tigers are set to face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Tigers will host the game at Gentry Center in Nashville, TN. The over/under for this Ohio Valley conference contest is set at 142.5 points, with the Tigers being the favored team playing at home against the Golden Eagles.

TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES VS TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +6.5

This game will be played at Gentry Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, January 18th.

WHY BET THE TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have Tennessee State winning straight-up, we like Tennessee Tech at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Are the Golden Eagles Ready for a Road Win?

After winning their last game against Southeast Missouri State by a score of 70-59, Tennessee Tech is now 7-11 on the season and 2-3 in Ohio Valley Conference play. They are 2-7 on the road this year and have an average scoring margin of -11.4 points per game away from home.

As an underdog, the Golden Eagles have gone 3-10 this season compared to 1-1 when they were favored. They come into this game as 6.5-point underdogs. So far, they have gone 2-4 at home and 5-8 in non-conference action.

As the underdog this season, Tennessee Tech has an ATS record of 7-6. Over their last three games as the underdog, the Golden Eagles are 1-2 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is slightly lower than the average over/under line in Tennessee Tech’s games this season (143.5). So far, their over/under record is 7-8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points, which is lower than the season average of 142.3 points per game. Currently, their last three over/under record is 1-2.

Coming off their recent game, the Tennessee Tech offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Southeast Missouri State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.1%, and they made 8 threes. Leading Tennessee Tech in scoring vs. Southeast Missouri State was Jayvis Harvey with his 19 points. Daniel Egbuniwe also added 14 points for the Golden Eagles.

Coming into today’s game, the Tennessee Tech defense is giving up an average of 75.7 points per contest. So far, the Tennessee Tech defense is giving up an average of 8.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.3 times per game (503rd).

Can the Tigers Secure a Win at Home?

As the Tennessee State Tigers get set to host the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, they come in as the 6.5-point favorites. So far this season, they have gone 3-4 in their seven games as the favorite.

Through 18 games, Tennessee State has gone 9-9 overall, including a 3-2 mark at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 7-3.

When looking at Tennessee State’s ATS record this season, they have gone 4-10 so far. At home, the Tigers are 2-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Tennessee State has gone 4-6.

On the season, the over/under record for Tennessee State games is 7-7 and today’s line of 142.5 is a bit lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.7). So far, 11 of their games have had a higher over/under line than 142.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points compared to their season average of 148.4 points per game. Currently, their over/under record over their last three games is 1-2.

The Tennessee State offense is coming off a game where they scored 75 points against Lindenwood. They posted a field goal percentage of 48.1% and connected on 7 threes. One area that the Tennessee State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 135th 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 73.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Tennessee State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.2% this season.