Tennessee State vs. Eastern Kentucky - 1/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Eastern Kentucky Colonels (6-12) at Tennessee State Tigers (12-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Gentry Center)
The Line: Tennessee State Tigers -10.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the Tennessee State Tigers meet in college basketball action from Gentry Complex on Saturday.
Eastern Kentucky comes into this one at 6-12 so far. The Colonels are 3-2 in their last five games, beating Tennessee Tech, Eastern Illinois and SIUE with losses to JSU and Belmont otherwise.
In the loss to the Bruins, Eastern Kentucky’s Jomaru Brown led the team on 25 points with four assists and five rebounds. Also in double-figures there was Tre King with 10 points and two rebounds.
Over on the Tigers’ side, they’re 12-6 this year. The Tigers are 5-1 in the last six games, falling to TN-Martin while otherwise beating Blue Mountain, EIU, SIUE, SEMO and Morehead State.
In the win over Morehead State, Tennessee State’s Carlos Marshall topped the team with 16 points and six rebounds. Shakem Johnson had 12 points with 11 rebounds, and Jy’lan Washington had 12 points with five rebounds.
Tennessee State is 0-3-1 ATS in their last four Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games. The Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last four versus a team with a losing straight-up record and the over is 5-1 in the last six overall.
Meanwhile, the Colonels are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight after an ATS loss. EKU is 5-15-2 ATS in their last 22 road games and 4-9 ATS in their las 13 overall.
EKU was never going to beat Belmont, and they really didn’t even get close in the 87-56 blowout on Thursday. Still, the Colonels had a nice offensive run going before that, with at least 71 points in five straight games.
Tennessee State has quietly been putting up some solid points totals as well, with at least 72 in six of their last seven. There’s not a ton of intrigue here, but Tennessee State is probably in a better position to cover right now.