Tennessee State vs. Belmont - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee State vs. Belmont - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Belmont (23-7) at Tennessee State (17-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Gentry Center)

The Line: Tennessee State +8 -- Over/Under: 149 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Belmont Bruins (23-7, CONF 14-3) and Tennessee State Tigers (17-13, CONF 9-8) face off in an Ohio Valley showdown at the Gentry Complex. Belmont beat Tennessee state 74-51 earlier this season. 

Belmont currently sits in first place in the Ohio Valley and they have won nine games in a row. During that nine game winning streak, Belmont has covered seven of the spreads. 

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On the road this season Belmont has a 13-1 record and the biggest reason is their offense that is averaging 79.5 points while shooting 47.9 percent from the field. The defense for the Bruins is a little worse on the road giving up 73.1 points per game. 

Guard Adam Kunkel is the star of Belmont averaging 16.9 points while shooting 44.3 percent from the field. In three of the last four games Kunkel has put up 16 points. 

Tennessee State has been up and down this season and coming into this game they have lost two of the last three games. Tennessee State has been a strong offensive team this season, but over the last three game they haven’t gotten over the 65 point mark. 

At home this season the Tigers are averaging 77.3 points per game and if they want a chance in this game that offense is probably going to need to have one of their best games of the season. 

On offense, Tennessee State uses a balanced attack with four guys averaging over 10 points per game. 

In Tennessee State’s last game it was Shakem Johnson who led the way putting up 17 points in 27 minutes. 

Belmont is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games. Tennessee State is 2-7-1 against the spread in their last ten games played on Saturday. 

The under is 7-1 in Belmont’s last eight games overall. The under is 10-1 in Tennessee State’s last 11 games overall. 

Tennessee State’s offense hasn’t been as strong as of late and that will continue in this game. Look for Tennessee State to slow down the pace and that will be enough to push this game under the posted number.

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