Looking to win big? The Screaming Eagles and Golden Eagles face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Eagles are hosting the game at Hooper Eblen Center in Cookeville, TN. The over/under for this Ohio Valley conference contest is set at 138 points, with Tennessee Tech being favored by -2.5 at home against Southern Indiana.

SOUTHERN INDIANA SCREAMING EAGLES VS TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles -2.5

This game will be played at Hooper Eblen Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 1st.

WHY BET THE TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 90-59 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 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 149 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Southern Indiana?

Despite being the underdog, Southern Indiana has a chance to snap their five-game losing streak, as they are 2-14 as the underdog this season. On the road, the Screaming Eagles have gone just 1-9, and their average margin of defeat is -13.4 points per game.

Most recently, Southern Indiana fell to Western Illinois, 73-68. Over their last ten games away from home, the Screaming Eagles have gone 1-9, and they are 1-4 in their last five.

As the underdog, Southern Indiana has gone 9-7 vs. the spread this season. On the road, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 and have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Overall, the Screaming Eagles have an ATS record of 9-9 this year.

So far this season, the over/under record in Southern Indiana games is 7-11. The average scoring total in their games this year is 139.3 points, which is lower than the average over/under line of 141.8. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 148 points.

In their most recent game, the Screaming Eagles’ offense tallied 68 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 67.3 points per game. One area that the Southern Indiana offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 148th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 40%.

So far, the Screaming Eagles’ defense is ranked 165th in the country at 71.9 points per contest. Southern Indiana’s three-point defense is currently 66th in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.7% of their shots vs. Southern Indiana.

Will the Golden Eagles Win at Home?

After a 74-57 loss to SIUE, Tennessee Tech has lost three straight games and now has a record of 7-14. For the season, they have gone 2-4 at home, compared to 2-10 on the road. So far, they have been the underdog in 16 of their 21 games, going 3-13 in those matchups.

Through 21 games, Tennessee Tech has an average scoring margin of -5.8 at home and -13.4 on the road. For the season, they have gone 5-8 in non-conference games and 2-6 in Ohio Valley play. As the favorite, they are 1-1, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games at home.

When looking at Tennessee Tech’s ATS record this season, they are currently 8-10. At home, they have gone 3-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles have gone 5-5.

Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average over/under line in Tennessee Tech’s games this season (142.3). So far, the over/under record for the Golden Eagles this season is 7-11. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 2-8.

In their most recent game, the Tennessee Tech offense concluded with only 57 points against SIUE. Throughout the game, they made 7/22 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 39.3%. Leading the team in scoring is Jayvis Harvey, who is averaging 15.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, David Early also maintains a PPG average of 14.3 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Tennessee Tech defense is giving up an average of 75.7 points per contest. Tennessee Tech’s three-point defense is currently 128th in the country at 7.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.6% of their shots vs. Tennessee Tech.