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Southeast Missouri State vs Little Rock Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Redhawks vs Trojans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Little Rock Trojans
- Where: Little Rock at Jack Stephens Center
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: Southeast Missouri State -2, SEMST -136 | ARLR +111 O/U 155.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Little Rock, the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 6-10. On the road, the Redhawks will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. When looking at the betting lines, Southeast Missouri State will be the favorite to win for the first time this season. Coming into the game, they are -2 point favorites on the spread. Last season, the team went 9-1 as the betting favorite.
Southeast Missouri State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Phillip Russell who is averaging 16.44 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 35.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.73 points per game.
Southeast Missouri State comes into today’s matchup vs Little Rock, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.6 points per game. Through 16 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.
Little Rock will take the floor against the Redhawks with an overall record of 5-11. So far this season, Little Rock has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-1. For the season, Little Rock has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 1-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Trojans being +2 point underdogs.
Myron Gardner comes into today’s game as the Trojans’ leading scorer at 13.88 points per contest. Not only has Gardner been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Little Rock’s top rebounder at 9.56 boards per contest. Behind Gardner, the team has benefited from the strong play of Deantoni Gordon, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.75 points per game. Overall, he has hit 50.4% of his shots and is adding 5.62 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Little Rock this season, as they are currently ranked 342nd in college basketball at 66.7 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 Trojans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.7%, placing them 273rd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Little Rock Trojans +2
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2. However, we anticipate Little Rock putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Redhawks as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Trojans to cover.
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