Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri State OVC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The OVC conference title and an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket are on the line when the No. 2 seed Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (16-16, 11-7 OVC) and the No. 5 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (18-16, 10-8 OVC) meet on Saturday at 8:00 PM, live on ESPN2. Tennessee Tech is favored by 1.5 points for this pivotal matchup. The matchup has an over/under of 145 points.
Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri State Odds
- Tennessee Tech odds to win: -125
- Southeast Missouri State odds to win: +105
- Spread: Tennessee Tech (-1.5)
- Total: 145
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN2
- Where: Evansville, Indiana
- Venue: Ford Center
Who Will Win Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri State?
Tennessee Tech and Southeast Missouri State Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season it was favored by 1.5 points or more, Tennessee Tech has a 5-4 record against the spread.
Southeast Missouri State has an 8-7-1 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 1.5 points or more.
The two teams average a combined 5.7 more points per game (150.7) than this matchup’s total of 145 points.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.7 more points per game, 148.7, than this game’s total of 145 points.
Tennessee Tech’s average point total in outings this season is 146.3, 1.3 points higher than the total in this game.
The average point total for the Redhawks this season is 8.1 points higher than this game’s over/under.
The Golden Eagles are 17-11-1 against the spread this season.
The Redhawks have an 18-13-1 record against the spread this season.
Tennessee Tech Stats & Insights
Tennessee Tech averages 73.4 points per game (135th in college basketball) while giving up 72.9 per contest (265th in college basketball). It has a +18 scoring differential overall.
Tennessee Tech comes up short in the rebound battle by an average of 2.0 boards. It is collecting 31.9 rebounds per game (168th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 33.9 per outing.
The Golden Eagles hit 9.2 three-pointers per game (26th in college basketball), 1.3 more than their opponents (7.9). They are shooting 36.5% from beyond the arc (64th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 32.7%.
Tennessee Tech’s 92.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 210th in college basketball, and the 92.0 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 195th in college basketball.
In home games, the Golden Eagles are averaging 14.7 more points per game (80.4) than they are when playing on the road (65.7).
Southeast Missouri State Stats & Insights
Southeast Missouri State puts up 77.3 points per game (51st in college basketball) while allowing 75.8 per outing (326th in college basketball). It has a +52 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 1.5 points per game.
Southeast Missouri State loses the rebound battle by an average of 1.5 boards. It pulls down 32.3 rebounds per game (143rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 33.8.
Southeast Missouri State knocks down 7.9 three-pointers per game (118th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.2. It shoots 32.7% from deep, and its opponents shoot 34.7%.
Southeast Missouri State ranks 174th in college basketball with 94.1 points scored per 100 possessions, and 204th defensively with 92.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Redhawks score 79.9 points per game at home, and 76.0 on the road.
Tennessee Tech Key Players to Watch
Jaylen Sebree leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and rebounding, putting up 15.5 points and 7.3 boards per game.
Brett Thompson is Tennessee Tech’s best passer, dishing out 3.2 assists per game while scoring 12.1 PPG.
Tyrone Perry makes more threes per game than any other member of the Golden Eagles, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.3 per contest.
The Tennessee Tech steals leader is Perry, who averages 1.0 steal per game, while its blocks leader is Nolan Causwell, who compiles 0.5 rejections per contest.
Southeast Missouri State Key Players to Watch
Phillip Russell scores 18.1 points and adds 5.0 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Redhawks’ leaderboards for those statistics.
Josh Earley grabs 5.1 rebounds per game (he also scores 8.0 points per game and adds 0.1 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Southeast Missouri State rebounding leaderboard.
Russell is the most prolific from deep for the Redhawks, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
Southeast Missouri State’s leader in steals is Russell with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Nate Johnson with 0.9 per game.
Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri State Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Southeast Missouri State (+1.5)
- Pick OU:
Tennessee Tech 76, Southeast Missouri State 75
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