Check out our free Southeast Missouri State vs Eastern Illinois pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Charleston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Southeast Missouri State vs Eastern Illinois Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds

Redhawks vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Eastern Illinois Panthers
  • Where: Charleston at Lantz Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 28th
  • Betting Odds: Southeast Missouri State -6.5, SEMST -286 | EILL +226 O/U 146.0

Redhawks Preview:

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks head into today’s game in what will be their 23rd game of the season, posting a record of 11-11. So far, the Redhawks have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 5-7. This season, Southeast Missouri State has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1. For today’s contest, Southeast Missouri State has a betting line set -6.5 points in their favor.

Southeast Missouri State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Phillip Russell who is averaging 17.86 points per game for the Redhawks. Russell is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Redhawks’ offensive game plan is the play of Chris Harris who has hit 37.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.9 points per game.

Southeast Missouri State comes into today’s matchup vs Eastern Illinois, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.6 points per game. Through 22 games, they have hit 43.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Redhawks have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 278th in possessions per game.

Panthers Preview:

Eastern Illinois will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Southeast Missouri State in order to snap their current 3 game losing streak. So far this season, Eastern Illinois has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-6. For the season, Eastern Illinois has been the underdog in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 2-15. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Panthers being +6.5 point underdogs.

Eastern Illinois’ leading scorer this season is Kinyon Hodges, who is averaging 14.42 points per contest. So far, Hodges has accounted for 18.18% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.68 rebounds per game and 2.74 assists. Yaakema Rose Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Panthers, averaging 9.68 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 32.3% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Eastern Illinois this season, as they are currently ranked 504th in college basketball at 56.3 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 Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.6%, placing them 338th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks -6.5

According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Eastern Illinois Panthers and Southeast Missouri State Redhawks is to get money down on the Southeast Missouri State to win an cover as -6.5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.78 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at -6.5.