The Royals and Governors are set to face off at 5:15 ET on ESPN+. The Governors will host the game at F&M Bank Arena in Clarksville, TN. The over/under for this game is set at 155.5 points, and Austin Peay is favored by -3 vs. Queens (NC) in a Atlantic Sun conference matchup.

QUEENS (NC) ROYALS VS AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Austin Peay Governors -3

This game will be played at F&M Bank Arena at 5:15 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 87-62 in favor of the Governors.
  • Not only will Austin Peay pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 149 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Queens (NC)?

Queens (NC) enters this game with a 10-15 record, including a 4-6 mark in Atlantic Sun play. The Royals have struggled mightily on the road this season, going 0-13 with an average scoring margin of -15.3 points per game.

Overall, Queens has been the underdog in 17 of its 25 games, going just 2-15 in those contests. The Royals’ last game was a 90-88 loss to Lipscomb, and they have lost their last 13 road games.

As the underdog this season, Queens has gone 6-11 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is just 4-9. However, over their last three games as the underdog, the Royals are 2-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Queens (NC) is 17-6 and their games have averaged 161 points. Today’s over/under line of 155.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this season (156.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 169 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 8-2.

Queens (NC) recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 88 points against Lipscomb. This output exceeded their season average of 80.8 points per game. The top scorer for the Royals was AJ McKee with 23 points, while Deyton Albury also added 22 to the scoreboard.

Currently, the Royals’ defense holds the 331st rank in the nation, allowing 82.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.2 threes per game vs. Austin Peay. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.4%.

Can the Governors Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

After winning their last game against Kennesaw State by a score of 85-69, Austin Peay comes into this game with a record of 12-13. They have gone 5-1 at home this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 9-1.

On the year, Austin Peay has been favored in 5 games, going 3-2 in those matchups. They have gone 5-11 as the underdog.

Overall, Austin Peay has an ATS record of 12-9 this season. At home, the Governors are 4-2 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Austin Peay is 3-0 ATS, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. When favored this year, they are 2-3.

This season, the over/under record for Austin Peay games is 11-10 and today’s over/under line of 155.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138). So far, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 8-2.

Austin Peay’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 85 points against Kennesaw State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 52% and made 20/31 free throws. The team’s top scorer is Demarcus Sharp, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 17.4, while Ja’Monta Black also carries a PPG average of 12.9 into the game.

At this time, the Governors’ defense is positioned 111st in the country, permitting 69.6 points per game. Austin Peay’s three-point defense is currently 61st in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.3% of their shots vs. Austin Peay.