Austin Peay at Southeast Missouri State - 2/16/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Austin Peay at Southeast Missouri State  - 2/16/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (7-14) vs Austin Peay Governors (13-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Show Me Center)

Betting Odds: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +6 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Austin Peay Governors and the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks conclude their two-game home-and-home series in Cape Girardeau. Austin Peay raced past SEMO 78-63 as the Governors registered 23 fastbreak points and turned 21 Bears’ turnovers into 24 points. Meanwhile, the Bears scored 11 points off of 13 APU turnovers, and they also recorded just 10 fastbreak points. Terry Taylor pumped in 32 points, on 12 of 18 shooting from the field, and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the way for his 16th double-double of the season to lead the Governors. Eric Reed Jr. topped the Bears with 21 points, on 9 of 16 shooting from the field and 3 of 6 from long-distance, to go along with five boards. Austin Peay leads the all-time series 44-22.

Austin Peay (13-8) currently sits fifth in the OVC, one-game behind fourth-place Jacksonville State and one-half game ahead of Murray State. APU, which has won two straight games, is 4-3 on the road.

Taylor, who needs four points to move into fourth place on the OVC all-time scoring list, leads two Governors in double-figures with 21.7 points and 11 rebounds along with 1.1 steals. Jordyn Adams compiles 10.6 points and 1.5 triples. Mike Peake (9.8 ppg,4.8 rpg), Carlos Paez (8.9 ppg, 4.2 apg), and Reginald Gee (8.1 ppg) are the other top contributors.

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Austin Peay averages 73.5 points on 45.8% shooting from the field, 36.1 5 from the 3-point line, and 72.7% from the free-throw line. APU has a +3.3 rebound margin and a +0.7 turnover differential. The Govenors allow 70.1 points on 47.2% shooting from the field, 34.9% from the 3-point line, and force 14.5 turnovers.

Austin Peay is 7-1 ATS in its last eight games and 5-1 ATS in its last six road contests. APU is 5-0-1 in its last six contests versus SEMO. The over is 4-1 in the Governors' last five games.

Southeast Missouri State (7-14, 5-10) is currently in eighth place in the OVC, just one-half game ahead of UT-Martin. SEMO, which is 5-5 at home, has lost three straight games. Chris Harris is the only Redhawk in double-figures with 12.1 points, 2.5 assists, and 1.4 3-pointers. Reed Jr. (9.4 ppg, 1.9 3-pointers), Nola Taylor (9.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg), DQ Nicholas (8.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.1 apg), and Nana Akenton (8.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.8 triples) are the other top contributors.

Southeast Missouri State averages 66.8 points on 42.2% shooting from the field, 33.9% from the 3-point line, and 65.7% from the free-throw line. SEMO has a +2.3 rebound and a -1.6 turnover differential. The Redhawks allow 70.7 points on 45.9% from the field, 35.1% from the 3-point line, and force 13.7 turnovers. Southeast Missouri State is 0-5 ATS in its last five games and 1-8 ATS in its previous nine contests. The under is 12-5 in the Redhawks last 17 games, including five of the last six at home.

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Daniel’s Pick Austin Peay Governors -6

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