Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Screaming Eagles and Tigers. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Tigers at Ford Center in Evansville, IN. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Ohio Valley conference game currently have Tennessee State as the -3.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 144.5 points.

SOUTHERN INDIANA SCREAMING EAGLES VS TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tennessee State Tigers -3.5

This game will be played at Ford Center at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 89-59 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will Tennessee State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Can Southern Indiana Secure a Road Victory?

For the season, Southern Indiana has an overall record of 8-23, including a 5-13 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Screaming Eagles have struggled on the road, going just 3-13, compared to a 2-10 record at home.

As the underdog, Southern Indiana has gone 5-18 this year, and they come into this game on a three-game losing streak. In their last game, the Screaming Eagles lost to Southeast Missouri State by a score of 70-66.

As the underdog, Southern Indiana has gone 13-10 against the spread this season and is 2-1 ATS in their last three road games. On the road this year, the Screaming Eagles have an ATS mark of 9-7 and they are 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is very similar to the average over/under line in Southern Indiana games this season (141.8). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 141 points.

In their most recent game, the Southern Indiana offense concluded with only 66 points against Southeast Missouri State. Throughout the game, they made 4/22 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 31%. In terms of offense, the Screaming Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, putting them 376th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 275th in percentage and 255th in three-pointers made.

Southern Indiana’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.8 points per game. In today’s game, the Southern Indiana 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 70 points.

Will the Tigers Find a Way to Win at Home?

At home this season, Tennessee State has gone 7-4, and they have won their last two games at home. They have gone 10-6 when favored this season, and they are favored by 3.5 points today against Southern Indiana.

Over their last ten games at home, the Tigers have gone 7-3, and they are 3-2 in their last five games at home. For the season, they have gone 17-14, including a 10-8 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play.

Overall, Tennessee State has an ATS record of 10-17 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 5-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is very close to the average over/under line in Tennessee State games this year (144.7). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. The scoring in their games has picked up recently, with an average of 158 points in their last three games.

The Tennessee State offense is coming off a game where they scored 87 points against UT Martin. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 9 threes. EJ Bellinger is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 12.1. Meanwhile, Christian Brown also brings a PPG average of 12.6 into the game.

In terms of defense, Tennessee State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.5 points per game. So far, the Tennessee State defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.4 times per game (639th).