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

Tennessee Tech vs Southeast Missouri State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Golden Eagles vs Redhawks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
  • Where: Cape Girardeau at Show Me Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Tennessee Tech +4.5, TENTCH +163 | SEMST -202 O/U 148.0

Golden Eagles Preview:

Tennessee Tech will take their 5 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 9-11. On the road, the Golden Eagles will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 2-8. So far, the Golden Eagles have been the underdog 11 times, going 2-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.

Jaylen Sebree comes into today’s game as the Golden Eagles’ leading scorer at 13.6 points per contest. Not only has Sebree been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Tennessee Tech’s top rebounder at 6.35 boards per contest. Behind Sebree, the team has benefited from the strong play of Tyrone Perry, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.95 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.2% of his shots and is adding 2.55 boards per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Tennessee Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 156th in college basketball at 72.8 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 Golden Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 238th in the NCAA.

Redhawks Preview:

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 9-11. So far this season, Southeast Missouri State has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-4. The Redhawks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Southeast Missouri State has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 2-1.

Southeast Missouri State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Phillip Russell who is averaging 17.47 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 37.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.63 points per game.

Southeast Missouri State comes into today’s matchup vs Tennessee Tech, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.6 points per game. Through 20 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +4.5

After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks as the favorites to win. Not only do the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have a mediocre record vs the spread at away of late 5-5, but Southeast Missouri State also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -4.5 points in favor of the Redhawks is too high and there is good value on grabbing Tennessee Tech vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Tennessee Tech taking the points.

 


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