Check out our free Bellarmine vs Austin Peay pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Clarksville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Bellarmine vs Austin Peay Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds

Knights vs Governors Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Bellarmine Knights at Austin Peay Governors
  • Where: Clarksville at Winfield Dunn Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 19th
  • Betting Odds: Bellarmine +2.5, BELLA +122 | AUSP -148 O/U 128.5

Knights Preview:

Bellarmine will take the floor against the Governors with an overall record of 8-11. So far, the Knights have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 3-7. For the season, Bellarmine has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 4-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Knights being +2.5 point underdogs.

Bellarmine’s leading scorer this season is Garrett Tipton, who is averaging 12.53 points per contest. So far, Tipton has accounted for 18.78% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.42 rebounds per game and 1.79 assists. Ben Johnson is the second leading scorer for the Knights, averaging 9.94 points per game. Between him and Johnson, they are accounting for 32.9% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Bellarmine this season, as they are currently ranked 235th in college basketball at 70.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 243rd in the NCAA.

Governors Preview:

Through 19 games, the Austin Peay Governors have an overall record of 8-11. Currently, the Governors have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 6-3. The Governors’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Austin Peay has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 3-2.

Sean Durugordon comes into today’s game as the Governors’ leading scorer at 13.16 points per contest. Not only has Durugordon been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Austin Peay’s top rebounder at 6.21 boards per contest. Behind Durugordon, the team has benefited from the strong play of Elijah Hutchins-Everett, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.74 points per game. Overall, he has hit 48.1% of his shots and is adding 6.16 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Austin Peay this season, as they are currently ranked 390th in college basketball at 64.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Governors’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.5%, placing them 387th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Austin Peay Governors -2.5

If you are eying this matchup between Bellarmine Knights and Austin Peay Governors as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Austin Peay to cover the spread as -2.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Austin Peay shooting well enough to keep the Knights at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Governors’ to win the game and cover the spread.

 


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