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Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee State Tigers 12/18/2020 NCAAB Tips, Forecast & Analysis

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Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee State Tigers 12-18-2020 NCAAB Tips Forecast & Analysis

Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee State Tigers 12/18/2020 – The Tennessee State Tigers are like a team that woke up on the wrong side of the bed and lost all their matches leading to their next game. It doesn’t look so good for them as they will be hosting the Belmont Bruins who have been on a roll this season. The game will be played at the Gentry Center in Nashville, Tennessee this December 18, Friday. This will still be a closed-door matchup but fans can watch the matches through ESPN+ while SofaScore will have the online live stream. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Belmont Bruins are seen by NCAA Basketball Odds as the best bet to win over the Tennessee State Tigers.

Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee State Tigers 12/18/2020

When: Friday, December 18, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Gentry Center, Nashville, Tennessee
TV: ESPN+
Stream: Sofascore

Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee State Tigers 12/18/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Belmont Bruins -9.5 (-107) 144.5 o (-107) -325
Tennessee State Tigers +9.5 (-107) 144.5 u (-107) +265
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Belmont Bruins

The Belmont Bruins have already played seven games since opening day and lost only once. That loss was against the Samford Bulldogs and since then, the team went on a three-game winning streak heading to their next game against the Tennessee State Tigers. The teams that they defeated were the Tennessee State Tigers, Lipscomb Bison, and the most recent was an 11-point win over the Kennesaw State Owls. Nick Muszynski was the team’s best performer with 25 points along with six rebounds and four assists while Luke Smith did 14 points, four rebounds, and two steals. 

Players to Watch: L. Smith G (GP 7 MIN 35.3 PTS 19.1 REB 2 AST 2.6 STL 3 BLK 0 TO 1.7 FG% 51.2 FT% 84.2 3PT% 50), N. Muszynski C (GP 7 MIN 27.6 PTS 17.7 REB 5.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 1.3 TO 1.7 FG% 55.4 FT% 69.6 3PT% 0), G. Murphy G (GP 5 MIN 34.4 PTS 12.2 REB 9.8 AST 4.2 STL 2 BLK 0.4 TO 2.6 FG% 56.8 FT% 60 3PT% 40).

Tennessee State Tigers

The Tennessee State Tigers just started their season and it was due to a lot of cancellations because of COVID-19. The first game that they had was against the Belmont Bruins and they lost that game by a wide margin of 15 points while the most recent matchup was with the IUPUI Jaguars. That game was lost by just three points, 66-69. Shakeem Johnson was the best performer for the team with 17 points, eight rebounds, and two assists while Mark Freeman chipped in with 14 points, vie rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Yusuf Mohamed came off the bench with 11 points. 

Players to Watch: M. Freeman G (GP 2 MIN 32 PTS 20 REB 4 AST 2.5 STL 1.5 BLK 0 TO 4.5 FG% 48.4 FT% 100 3PT% 22.2), S. Johnson F (GP 2 MIN 27 PTS 9.5 REB 7 AST 1 STL 0 BLK 0 TO 1 FG% 50 FT% 14.3 3PT% 0), Y. Mohamed F (GP 2 MIN 16 PTS 7.5 REB 4.5 AST 0 STL 1 BLK 1 TO 1.5 FG% 29.4 FT% 50 3PT% 14.3).

Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee State Tigers Betting Predictions

Trends

Belmont Bruins

Belmont is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Belmont’s last 17 games.
Belmont is 18-1 SU in their last 19 games.
Belmont is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Tennessee State.
Bruins are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Tennessee State.

Tennessee State Tigers

The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Tennessee State’s last 15 games.
Tennessee State is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee State’s last 5 games against Belmont.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee State’s last 5 games at home.
Tennessee State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Belmont.

Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee State Tigers Betting Picks

This is the second time that both teams battled each other and judging from that match, Sports Betting sees the surging Belmont Bruins as the best bet to win over the winless Tennessee State Tigers.

Moneyline: It is -325 on the ML for the Bruins as the favored team while the Tigers are at +265

Spread: It is a wide 9.5 points on the spread with the Bruins owning the -9.5 while the Tigers are at +9.5.

Total: 144.5 points is the total handed for this game with the Tigers going under and the Bruins are over.

Score Prediction: 78-65, Bruins win.