The Golden Eagles and Redhawks are set to face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Redhawks will host the game at Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. This Ohio Valley conference matchup has an over/under of 135 points, and Southeast Missouri State is favored to win by -1 at home vs. Tennessee Tech.

TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES VS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE REDHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks -1

This game will be played at Show Me Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE REDHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Redhawks.
  • Not only will Southeast Missouri State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can Tennessee Tech Stun the Crowd at Show Me Center?

After a 67-60 loss to Morehead State, Tennessee Tech will look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Golden Eagles are 7-16 overall and 2-8 in Ohio Valley Conference play. For the season, they are 3-14 as underdogs, including a 2-10 mark on the road.

So far, Tennessee Tech has gone 0-3 on the road in its last three games, and over the last 10 road games, the team is 2-8. On the year, the Golden Eagles have an average scoring margin of -13.4 points per game on the road.

As the underdog, Tennessee Tech has gone 8-9 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-7, but they have failed to cover in each of their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Eagles are just 3-7 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 135 is lower than the average over/under line in Tennessee Tech’s games this season (141.5). So far, their over/under record is 8-12. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 3-7.

In their recent matchup, the Tennessee Tech offense ended with 60 points against Morehead State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.1% and made 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Jayvis Harvey, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.7, while Josiah Davis also maintains a PPG average of 11.3 leading up to the game.

So far, the Golden Eagles’ defense is ranked 241st in the country at 75.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Tennessee Tech’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.1% this season.

Can the Redhawks Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, Southeast Missouri State has gone 3-5, and they are 6-4 in their last ten games at home. For the year, they have an average scoring margin of -9.4 points per game at home.

Overall, Southeast Missouri State is 7-16, and they have lost four games in a row. In their most recent game, they lost to Western Illinois by a score of 76-55.

As the favorite this season, Southeast Missouri State has gone 1-3 vs. the spread. Overall, their ATS record is just 5-14. At home, the Redhawks have gone 2-6 vs. the spread this season and their last 10 ATS mark as the favorite is 5-5.

So far this season, the over/under record for Southeast Missouri State games is 6-12-1, and today’s line of 135 is lower than the average OU line in their games of 145.8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 122 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 1-7-1.

The Southeast Missouri State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 55 points vs. Western Illinois. Overall their field goal percentage was 36.4% while connecting on 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is Rob Martin, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 10.9, while Aquan Smart also maintains a PPG average of 9.2 leading up to the game.

At present, the Redhawks’ defense is nationally ranked 189th, allowing 72.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.3 threes per game vs. Tennessee Tech. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 26.3%.