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Belmont vs Tennessee State 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Tennessee State Tigers (13-16) vs. Belmont Bruins (24-6)
February 26, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Belmont Bruins -16 / Tennessee State Tigers +16; Over/Under: +145
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The Tennessee State Tigers and Belmont Bruins meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Curb Event Center Arena. The Tennessee State Tigers look to build on their three-game winning streak The Belmont Bruins look for a win after winning 10 of their last 11 games.

The Tennessee State Tigers are averaging 71.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Carlos Marshall Jr. is averaging 12.8 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. is averaging 11.7 points and 2.2 rebounds. Kassim Nicholson is the third double-digit scorer and Dedric Boyd is dishing 0.9 assists. The Tennessee State Tigers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee State Tigers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.

The Belmont Bruins are averaging 79.1 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Nick Muszynski is averaging 16.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Ben Sheppard is averaging 16.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Will Richard is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Smith is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Belmont Bruins are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Belmont Bruins are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.

The Tigers are 8-22-1 ATS in their last 31 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bruins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Tigers last 15 overall. The under is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 overall. The home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Belmont Bruins are going to be favored big for obvious reasons, but they’re not exactly covering numbers, and they’re only winning their last five games by an average of 2.4 points. The Tennessee State Tigers struggle to win games and don’t have much top talent, but they’re playing their best ball of the season right now, and they only lose by an average of 3.3 points on the road. Lot of points here. Give me Tennessee State.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Tennessee State Tigers +16
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