Belmont vs. Tennessee Tech - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Belmont vs. Tennessee Tech - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Tech (9-20) at Belmont (22-7)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Curb Event Center)

The Line: Belmont -21.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (9-20, CONF 6-10) and Belmont Bruins (22-7, CONF 13-3) face off in a Ohio Valley Conference showdown at the Curb Event Center. Belmont knocked off Tennessee Tech 92-84 earlier this season.

Tennessee Tech have had a lot of issues this season, but they come into this game having won four of the last five games and they covered the spread in all four of those wins. 

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Away from home this season Tennessee Tech has a 3-10 record and the biggest reason is because of their offense that is averaging only 59.5 points per game. On the road this season Tennessee Tech is also giving up 73.2 points per game. 

Tennessee Tech is led by Jr Clay who is averaging 13.5 points while shooting 42.1 percent from the field. Clay is a consistent player and it’s shocking if he scores less than ten points. If The Golden Eagles want to win this game, Clay will probably have to drop at least 20 points.

Belmont looks like they could be representing the Ohio Valley in the NCAA Tournament, and coming into this game they have won eight of the last ten games. The Bruins have also covered the spread in each of their last seven games.

At home this season Belmont only has one loss at home, and the offense has been elite averaging 82.1 points per game while the defense is giving up 62 points. 

Belmont is led by Adam Kunkel who is averaging 17.1 points and shooting 44.8 points per game. Kunkel is also shooting over 40 percent from deep.

In Kunkel’s last game he paced Belmont putting up 22 points including hit four of his five shots from deep. 

Tennessee Tech is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 road games. Belmont is 27-11 against the spread in their last 38 games played on Thursday. Belmont is 22-8-1 against the spread in their last 31 home games. The under is 25-12 in Tennessee Tech’s last 37 games played on Thursday. 

Tennessee Tech has been playing better as of late and this is a ton of points to be laying with Belmont. Tennessee Tech will find just enough success on defense and that will be enough to cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Tennessee Tech +21.5

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