Southeast Missouri State vs Tennessee Tech Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/4/23
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (16-16) vs Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (18-16)
Game Info: Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Ford Center)
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The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks will play the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in the Championship game of the OVC Tournament on Saturday night at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.
Tennessee Tech Preview
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are 16-16 (11-7) this season after they defeated UT Martin by a score of 78-63 in their last game. Tennessee Tech was tied at halftime, but scored 52 points in the second half for the double-digit win. Tennessee Tech shot 43.9% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The Golden Eagles recorded 45 rebounds and turned the ball over 16 times in the game. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are averaging 73.3 points per game, 73.2 points against per game, 34.7 rebounds per game, and 14.5 assists per game. Jaylen Sebree has led the Golden Eagles this season with 15.1 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, and 2.3 assists per game. Tennessee Tech is shooting 43.7% from the field, 72.3% on free throws, and 36.6% on three pointers this year.
Southeast Missouri State Preview
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are 18-16 (10-8) this season after they defeated Morehead State by a score of 65-58 in their last game. Southeast Missouri State trailed by five points at halftime, but they were able to hold Morehead State to just 24 points in the second half. Southeast Missouri State shot 44.2% from the field and made 14 free throws in the win. The Redhawks recorded 41 rebounds and turned the ball over 11 times in the game. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are averaging 78.2 points per game, 77.1 points against per game, 34.5 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 2.9 rebounds per game. Southeast Missouri State is shooting 43.8% from the field, 71.1% on free throws, and 32.5% on three pointers this year.
These two teams will meet in the OVC Title game with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line tonight. Southeast Missouri State has won three games in a row and was tied for 3rd place in the OVC regular season standings. Tennessee Tech has also won three games in a row and they had the 2nd best record. These two teams split the two matchups in the regular season, but both games did have at least 162 points. Tennessee Tech is the better defensive team in this matchup, as Southeast Missouri State is allowing 77.1 points against per game, so I am going with the Golden Eagles to win the OVC Title.