The Redhawks and Screaming Eagles are set to face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Screaming Eagles will host the game at Screaming Eagles Arena in Evansville, IN. The odds for this Ohio Valley conference game currently have Southern Indiana as the -7 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 146.5 points.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE REDHAWKS VS SOUTHERN INDIANA SCREAMING EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +7

This game will be played at Screaming Eagles Arena at 8:30 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE REDHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 82-66 in favor of the Redhawks.
  • Not only will Southeast Missouri State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Does Southeast Missouri State Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

For the season, Southeast Missouri State has gone 0-14 on the road, and they have lost their last 14 games away from home. Over the course of the year, their average scoring margin on the road has been -16.4 points per game.

So far, the Redhawks have been the underdog in 21 of their 30 games, and their record in those games is 1-20. In their last game, they lost to Morehead State by a score of 72-50.

As the underdog this season, Southeast Missouri State has gone 6-15 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-10 this year and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are just 3-7. Their overall ATS record this season is 8-18.

This season, the over/under record for Southeast Missouri State games is 9-16-1 with an average over/under line of 144.9. So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line of 146.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 0-3.

Compared to their season average of 66.9 points per game, Southeast Missouri State struggled in their previous game. Against Morehead State, the Redhawks scored 50 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 35.8%. Rob Martin is leading the team in scoring at 11.7 points per contest. Josh Earley has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.4 going into the game.

So far, the Redhawks’ defense is ranked 220th in the country at 73.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.7 threes per game vs. Southern Indiana. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 27.8%.

Can the Screaming Eagles Secure a Win at Home?

With a record of 8-22 this season, Southern Indiana has struggled to find success. They have lost two straight games and have a record of 5-12 in Ohio Valley Conference play.

At home, the Screaming Eagles have gone just 2-9 this season. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 3-7. They are coming off a 67-63 loss to Lindenwood.

As the favorite this season, Southern Indiana has not been reliable against the spread, going 0-4. Their overall ATS mark is just 13-14. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Screaming Eagles are just 1-9 vs. the spread. At home this year, they are 4-7 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Southern Indiana games is 13-14. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (141.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

Most recently, the Southern Indiana offense finished with just 63 points vs. Lindenwood. For the game, they hit 8/20 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 40.8%. The team’s scoring leader is Jeremiah Hernandez, who holds an average of 17 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, AJ Smith is averaging 14 points per game this season.

At present, the Screaming Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 193rd, allowing 72.9 points per game. Against Lindenwood in their most recent game, the Southern Indiana defense gave up a total of 67 points while allowing Lindenwood to hit 40% of their shots.