Tennessee State vs Tennessee Tech Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/13/24

Tennessee Tech (7-17) vs Tennessee State (15-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Hooper Eblen Arena)

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The Tennessee State Tigers and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Eblen Center. Tennessee State is 15-10 this year following a win over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday. As for Tennessee Tech, they’re coming off an overtime win versus Lindenwood that improved the Eagles to 8-17 overall. Let’s get into our Tennessee State vs. Tennessee Tech prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

Tennessee State Tigers

The Tigers didn’t open up the season very well, going just 8-9 over their first 16 games. Tennessee State is a much-improved 7-1 since then though, beating Lindenwood, Tennessee Tech, Western Illinois, Eastern Illinois, Southern Indiana, Lindenwood again and Southeast Missouri State in that time.

In the Southeast Missouri State matchup on Saturday, the Tigers jumped out to a 38-29 lead by the break. Tennessee State was outscored 45-39 from there but held on for the road win 77-74 in the end. Kinyon Hodges led the team on his 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

Over on the Tennessee Tech side, they were only able to beat Midway, Presbyterian, Alice Lloyd, Bethel TN, North Alabama, Southern Indiana and SEMO in their first 18 outings. After a six-game losing streak the Golden Eagles were finally able to power out a win over Lindenwood in their last game.

Over the weekend in the Lindenwood matchup, the Golden Eagles played it close the whole way. Tennessee Tech scored 23 in the first half, 25 in the second and 14 in overtime for a 62-53 win. Josiah Davis doubled up in the victory with 20 points and 13 rebounds in 36 minutes.

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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Team Facts

  • Tennessee Tech has lost seven of its last eight night games.
  • Each of Tennessee Tech's last six night games against Conference opponents at Hooper Eblen Center have produced a total of 141+ points.
  • Tennessee Tech has won the first half in seven of its last eight night games against the Ohio Valley Conference at Hooper Eblen Center.

Tennessee State Tigers Team Facts

  • Tennessee State has won seven of its last eight games.
  • Each of Tennessee State's last four night games against non-AP-ranked opponents at Hooper Eblen Center have produced a total of 139+ points.
  • The road team has won the first half in each of Tennessee State's last four games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Tennessee Tech ranks 359th among Division 1 teams for opponent free throw percentage this season (77.0%).
  • Tennessee Tech ranks 355th among Division 1 teams for rebounds per game this season (30.4).
  • Tennessee State ranks 34th among Division 1 teams for opponent assist to turnover ratio this season (0.82).
  • Tennessee State ranks 45th among Division 1 teams for opponent three-point field goal attempts per game this season (18.8).

ANDREW’S FREE TENNESSEE STATE VS TENNESSEE TECH PREDICTION

I’ll stay with Tennessee State. The Tigers are playing well right now and coming off a solid road win over SEMO. Tennessee State hit a nice 56.6 percent from the field in that one, but did miss seven of their 17 free throws (58.8 percent) and coughed up 13 turnovers. In five of the last eight games, the Tigers have held opponents below 61 points.

One of those games was back on January 18 the last time these teams met up: an 85-53 blowout home win for the Tigers. Tennessee State shot a blistering 63.3 percent in that one, so it’s probably not realistic to expect a repeat performance of that magnitude. All the same however, I think the Tigers will be in control the whole way.

Andrew’s Pick Tennessee State Tigers -3

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