Southeast Missouri State vs. Austin Peay - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southeast Missouri State vs. Austin Peay - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Peay Governors (10-7) at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (4-13)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Show Me Center)

The Line: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +6 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Austin Peay Governors and the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks meet in OVC college basketball action from the Show Me Center on Thursday night.

The Austin Peay Governors will look to add to their current four-game winning streak after a 71-67 win over Jacksonville State in their last outing. Carlos Paez led the Governors with 16 points on 5 of 6 shooting from three-point range with a team-high 5 assists while Terry Taylor added 14 points with a team-high 9 rebounds and Jordyn Adams added 13 points with 5 assists of his own to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Austin Peay in the win. Alec Woodard added 6 points with 3 steals as well in the victory. Taylor leads the Governors in scoring and rebounding with an average of 23.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game while Antwuan Butler leads Austin Peay in assists with an average of 3.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Austin Peay is averaging 75.9 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field, 32.7% from the 3-point line and 71.7% from the foul line this season.

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The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks will look to rebound after losing four straight and nine of their last ten games following a 75-73 loss to Tennessee State in their last outing. DQ Nicholas led the Redhawks with 16 points on 7 of 11 shooting while Alex Caldwell added 15 points with a team-high 3 assists as the only other double-digit scorer for Southeast Missouri State in their last outing. Quatarrius Wilson, Sage Tolbert and Isaiah Gable each had 9 points with Wilson adding a team-high 8 rebounds and Tolbert grabbing 6 rebounds while Gable had 3 threes. Caldwell leads the Redhawks in scoring and assists with an average of 11.1 points and 2.2 assists per game while Tolbert leads Southeast Missouri State in rebounding with 6.5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Southeast Missouri State is averaging 64.5 points per game on 41.4% shooting from the field, 29.9% from behind the arc and 68.1% from the foul line this season.

Austin Peay is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. Southeast Missouri State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. The road team is 6-1-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

Points with a home dog are always tempting, or at least worth a glance, but the problem is that the Redhawks are just struggling mightily right now, losing 4 straight and 9 of 10 coming into this one. The Redhawks are also nowhere near Austin Peay’s level offensively, while the Governors are just playing some of the better basketball in the OVC right now. Add in the success that the road team’s had in this matchup, and I think you have to lay the points with Austin Peay here.

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Chris’s Pick Austin Peay -6

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