Tennessee State at Southeast Missouri State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/2/23
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (16-16) vs Tennessee State Tigers (18-13)
Game Info: Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Ford Center)
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The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks will play the Tennessee State Tigers in the OVC Tournament on Thursday night at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.
Southeast Missouri State Preview
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are 16-16 (10-8) this season after they defeated Lindenwood by a score of 84-65 in their last game. Southeast Missouri State shot 42.3% from the field and recorded 50 rebounds in the win. The Redhawks shot 30% on three pointers and forced 18 turnovers in the game. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are averaging 77.5 points per game, 77.3 points against per game, 33.8 rebounds per game, and 14 assists per game. Phillip Russell has led the Redhawks this season with 18.2 points per game, 5.1 assists per game, and 2.7 rebounds per game. Southeast Missouri State is shooting 43.9% from the field, 70.4% on free throws, and 32.4% on three pointers this year.
Tennessee State Preview
The Tennessee State Tigers are 18-13 (10-8) this season after they lost to Southern Indiana by a score of 93-81 in their last game. Tennessee State shot 43.3% from the field and made 16 free throws in the game. The Tigers lost the rebounding battle by 16 and forced 12 turnovers in the loss. The Tennessee State Tigers are averaging 77.9 points per game, 74.5 points against per game, 35.9 rebounds per game, and 13.5 assists per game. Jr. Clay has led the Tigers this season with 18.8 points per game, 5.6 assists per game, and 4.8 rebounds per game. Tennessee State is shooting 45.1% from the field, 69.5% on free throws, and 35.4% on three pointers this year.
Southeast Missouri State was able to win their first game in the OVC Tournament against Lindenwood and they dominated the second half. The Redhawks scored 45 points in the second half and were able to cruise to the victory. Both of these teams in this matchup were tied for 3rd in the OVC standings and we should be in for a great game here. These two teams split the season series and they have pretty similar metrics on the year. Tennessee State is the slightly better shooting team and they are averaging more rebounds per game, so I like them to get the win here.