The Belmont Bruins (3-1) host the Tennessee State Tigers (0-0) in a matchup of OVC teams at Curb Event Center, beginning at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The Tigers are 8-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The point total is 69.5 for the matchup.
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- Grayson Murphy leads the Bruins in assists and rebounds. He puts up 4.5 assists and 10.0 rebounds per game.
- Luke Smith paces Belmont with 19.5 points per game.
- Smith hits 3.5 three-pointers per game, the top mark for the Bruins.
- The Bruins steals leader is Smith, who collects 2.8 per game. Nick Muszynski leads the team averaging 1.3 blocks an outing.
Tennessee State Leaders
- Carlos Marshall Jr. averaged 11.8 points per game last season.
- Shakem Johnson collected 5.3 rebounds per game and Mark Freeman dished out 4.2 assists per contest.
- Marshall showed his strength from distance a season ago, connecting on 1.6 threes per game.
- Freeman collected 0.8 steals per game. Johnson averaged 0.6 blocks a game.
Belmont vs Tennessee State: Last 2 Meetings
The Bruins have a 2-0 record in the last two matchups with the Tigers. Neither team has an advantage against the spread in those head-to-head matchups. The Bruins and the Tigers have a 1-1 ATS record.
Belmont vs Tennessee State (Last 2 Games)
- Last year, the 79.6 points per game the Bruins recorded were 8.5 more points than the Tigers gave up (71.1).
- Belmont had a 12-0 record against the spread and a 21-5 record overall last season when putting up more than 71.1 points.
- Tennessee State had a 0-5 record against the spread and a 0-5 record overall last season when allowing more than 79.6 points.
- The Tigers' 71.1 points per game last year were just 3.5 more points than the 67.6 the Bruins gave up.
- Tennessee State went 10-0-1 against the spread and 15-4 overall when it scored more than 67.6 points last season.
- Belmont finished 2-8 against the spread and 6-6 overall when it allowed more than 71.1 points last season.
- The Bruins put up a total of 395 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 12 per game), and the Tigers out-scored opponents by only one point on the season (zero more per game).
- The Bruins and the Tigers rebounded at a similar clip last season (34.4 and 34.8 boards per game, respectively).
- The Tigers were 13-8 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Bruins were 6-8 when they lost the rebounding battle
- The Bruins averaged 7.5 offensive boards per game, -1.8 rebounds fewer than the Tigers.
- The Tigers were 8-7 against the spread when they won the battle on the boards. The Bruins were 9-9 when they lost the rebounding edge.
- Both teams tended to win the board battle last year. The Bruins recorded an average rebounding margin of +0.5 rebounds per game, and the Tigers averaged a margin of +5.1 rebounds.