Betting on today’s Screaming Eagles and Trojans game? Catch the action at Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock, AR, as the Trojans hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Ohio Valley conference contest is set at 148.5 points, with Little Rock being favored by -10.5 at home against Southern Indiana.

SOUTHERN INDIANA SCREAMING EAGLES VS LITTLE ROCK TROJANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Little Rock Trojans -10.5

This game will be played at Jack Stephens Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE LITTLE ROCK TROJANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 89-60 in favor of the Trojans.
  • Not only will Little Rock pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 149 points.

Will Southern Indiana Shock Everyone at Jack Stephens Center?

After losing their last game to UT Martin by a score of 77-68, Southern Indiana is now 7-19 overall and 4-9 in Ohio Valley Conference play. On the road this season, the Screaming Eagles have gone just 2-11, and their average margin of defeat is -11.2 points per game. They have lost two straight games away from home.

As underdogs this season, Southern Indiana has gone 4-16, and they have been the underdog in 20 of their 26 games. They are 0-3 in games they have been favored in. For the year, their record in non-conference games is 3-10.

As the underdog, Southern Indiana has an ATS record of 11-9 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-6 and their last three road ATS record is 1-2. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Southern Indiana sits at 11-12. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 141.8 and their games have averaged 141.5 points. Today’s line of 148.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year. Currently, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 149 points.

The Screaming Eagles’ offense finished with 68 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 68.6 points per contest. Offensively, the Screaming Eagles hold a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, placing them 370th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 262nd in terms of percentage and 256th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Southern Indiana defense is giving up an average of 72.5 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Southern Indiana defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as UT Martin knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 77 points.

Will Little Rock Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Little Rock has been solid at home this season, posting a record of 10-4 and an average scoring margin of +4.4 points per game. They come into this game on a four-game winning streak, and they have gone 9-3 when favored this season. For the year, they are 15-11, including a 9-4 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play.

In their last game, the Trojans defeated Morehead State by a score of 69-68. Over their last 10 home games, Little Rock has gone 7-3, and they are 4-1 in their last five. So far, they have been favored in 12 games, going 9-3.

As the favorite, Little Rock has gone 7-5 against the spread this season. Their home ATS record is 9-5 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Little Rock’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-13 and the average over/under line in their games is 152.5. Today’s line of 148.5 is lower than that average and 11 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 0-3.

The Little Rock offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against Morehead State. They posted a field goal percentage of 42.9% and connected on 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jamir Chaplin, who is averaging 15.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Khalen Robinson also maintains a PPG average of 16.4 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Little Rock defense is giving up an average of 75.3 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Southern Indiana, the Little Rock defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Little Rock made 16 free-throws vs. the Trojans.