Western Illinois vs Tennessee State Basketball Picks 3-7-24

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The Tennessee State Tigers look for a win an after splitting their last 8 games. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are riding a 3-game winning streak. Here’s a Tennessee State Tigers vs Western Illinois Leathernecks prediction.

Tennessee State Tigers Betting Preview

The Tennessee State Tigers recently lost to Little Rock and UT Martin, while beating Southern Indiana. The Tennessee State Tigers are averaging 73 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Christian Brown is averaging 12.6 points and 3.2 rebounds, while E.J. Bellinger is averaging 12.1 points and 4.9 rebounds. Kinyon Hodges is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Jones is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Tennessee State Tigers are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee State Tigers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.

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Western Illinois Leathernecks Betting Preview

The Western Illinois Leathernecks beat Southern Indiana, Eastern Illinois and SIU Edwardsville during this streak. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are averaging 69.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Ryan Myers is averaging 13.4 points and 2.5 rebounds, while James Dent Jr. is averaging 11.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Drew Cisse is grabbing 11.1 rebounds and Jesiah West is dishing 2.4 assists. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 61.8 percent from the free throw line. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game.

Tennessee State Tigers vs Western Illinois Leathernecks prediction

The Western Illinois Leathernecks have not only been the better team this season, but they’re sitting on a 5-day rest, which can be key in these tournaments. The Tennessee State Tigers played last night against Southern Indiana, and they rolled with a tight rotation, with their starters logging heavy minutes. Quick turnaround and possible tired legs for Tennessee State. Western Illinois has proven it can win in any venue this season, and did beat Tennessee State on the road about three weeks ago. I’d need more points to get off the Leathernecks. I’ll lay the chalk.

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