The Cougars and Golden Eagles are set to face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Eagles will host the game at Hooper Eblen Center in Cookeville, TN. SIUE come into this Ohio Valley conference matchup as the -2.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 137 points.


The Pick: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +2.5

This game will be played at Hooper Eblen Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
  • Not only will Tennessee Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Cougars Grab a Win in Cookeville?

SIUE enters their 28th game of the season with a 15-12 record. In road games, the Cougars have a 1-10 record, while at home they are 11-2. As SIUE enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 11-12-1. This includes a road record vs. the spread of 3-7-1 and a home record of 8-5.

Through 27 games, SIUE has an over/under record of 13-11-0 with their games averaging a combined 139.2 points per game so far. The Cougars’ last five games have culminated with an average of 155 points per game and an over/under record of 5-0.

SIUE’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 80 points vs. Southeast Missouri State. Overall, they hit 44.4% of their shots from the field and went 16/22 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Cougars was Damarco Minor with 26 points, while Ray’Sean Taylor also chipped in with 20 points.

At present, the Cougars’ defense is nationally ranked 101st, allowing 69.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Southeast Missouri State, the Redhawks finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 76 points vs. SIUE.

Can The Golden Eagles Secure a Home Victory?

Tennessee Tech will be playing their 28th game of the season against SIUE. They currently have a 9-18 overall record. On the road, they have gone 3-11, while they are 3-7 at home. Entering today’s game, Tennessee Tech has an ATS record of 11-13. The Golden Eagles have gone 6-8 vs. the spread on the road and 5-5 at home.

In 27 games, Tennessee Tech comes in with an over/under mark of 9-15-0, with their games averaging 138 points per game. When looking at the Golden Eagles’ last three games, their over/under record is 0-3, with their games averaging 117 points per game.

In their latest game, Tennessee Tech offense put up 55 points against Western Illinois. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 38.9% and made 4 threes. Jayvis Harvey is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.5. Meanwhile, Josiah Davis also brings a PPG average of 12.3 into the game.

Currently, the Golden Eagles’ defense holds the 209th rank in the nation, allowing 73.4 points per game. In today’s game, the Tennessee Tech defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 62 points.