Betting on today’s Redhawks and Cougars game? Catch the action at Vadalabene Center in Edwardsville, IL, as the Cougars hosts this showdown at 4:30 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Ohio Valley conference game currently have SIUE as the -11.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 141.5 points.


The Pick: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +11.5

This game will be played at Vadalabene Center at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Even though we have SIUE winning straight-up, we like Southeast Missouri State at +11.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does Southeast Missouri State Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Despite being 11.5-point underdogs, Southeast Missouri State has a chance to snap its 12-game road losing streak when it takes on SIUE. The Redhawks’ average scoring margin on the road this season is -16.9 points per game.

So far, Southeast Missouri State has gone 0-12 on the road this season compared to its 4-6 record at home. The Redhawks are also 1-16 when they are the underdogs.

Against the spread this season, Southeast Missouri State has gone 7-15. On the road, their ATS record is 3-9. As the underdog, their ATS mark is 5-12. Over their last three road games, the Redhawks are 1-2 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Southeast Missouri State games is 8-13-1, and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 144.6. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 146 points compared to their season average of 140.3 points per game.

Against Eastern Illinois, the Southeast Missouri State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 67.3 points per game. They scored 57 points and posted a field goal percentage of 35.6% in the game. Rob Martin is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 11.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Josh Earley brings a PPG average of 10.4 into the game.

Currently, the Redhawks’ defense holds the 195th rank in the nation, allowing 72.9 points per game. So far, the Southeast Missouri State defense is giving up an average of 7.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.2 times per game (606th).

Can The Cougars Secure a Home Victory?

SIUE enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 14 of their 26 games this season. They have gone 10-4 in those games, and they are 10-2 at home compared to just 1-10 on the road.

The Cougars have won their last three games at home, and they are 8-2 in their last 10 games at Vadalabene Center. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +7.3.

As the favorite this season, SIUE has gone 8-6 vs. the spread. At home, the Cougars are 8-4 ATS this year and 5-4 over their last 10 games in Edwardsville. Over their last three home games, SIUE is just 1-2 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for SIUE games is 12-11. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average of 150 points compared to an average over/under line of 141.5. On the year, the average scoring total in their games is 138.4 points.

SIUE’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 91 points against Lindenwood. They had an overall field goal percentage of 48.4% and made 19/26 free throws. Leading SIUE in scoring vs. Lindenwood was Lamar Wright with his 20 points. Damarco Minor also added 16 points for the Cougars.

So far, the Cougars’ defense is ranked 95th in the country at 68.8 points per contest. So far, the SIUE defense is giving up an average of 8.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.8 times per game (400th).