The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (18-13, 9-9 OVC) face the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles (16-15, 9-9 OVC) at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday in OVC play. The matchup airs on ESPN+.
The Cougars are currently slight 1.5-point favorites against the Screaming Eagles. The over/under for the game is set at 150.5.
SIU-Edwardsville vs. Southern Indiana Odds
Point Spread for SIU-Edwardsville vs. Southern Indiana
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing SIU-Edwardsville as the favorite.
SIU-Edwardsville vs. Southern Indiana Moneyline
As for the moneyline, SIU-Edwardsville has -128 odds to pick up the win, while Southern Indiana is listed at +107 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 150.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Evansville, Indiana
- Arena: Ford Center
SIU-Edwardsville vs. Southern Indiana Betting Trends
In SIU-Edwardsville’s 28 games this season, it has 14 wins against the spread. The Cougars have come away with nine wins in the 15 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. SIU-Edwardsville has hit the over in 66.7% of its opportunities this year (18 times in 27 games with a set point total).
Southern Indiana has played 27 games, with nine wins, against the spread. The Screaming Eagles have been the underdog on the moneyline 12 total times this season. They’ve gone 5-7 in those games. Southern Indiana’s games this year have gone over the point total 66.7% of the time (18 out of 27 games with a set point total).
SIU-Edwardsville vs. Southern Indiana Key Players to Watch
Damarco Minor posts 13.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Shamar Wright is posting 11 points, 1.9 assists and 4 rebounds per game.
Deejuan Pruitt is tops on the Cougars at 8.6 rebounds per game, while also posting 1.4 assists and 11.4 points.
Jacob Polakovich paces the Screaming Eagles in rebounding (12.8 per game), and posts 12.8 points and 1.2 assists. He also delivers 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Trevor Lakes gives the Screaming Eagles 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He also puts up 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Jelani Simmons gives the Screaming Eagles 13.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. He also posts 1.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars
SIU-Edwardsville has won six games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover 12 times. With 74.8 points per game on offense, the Cougars are 108th in college basketball. Defensively, they surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks 222nd in college basketball. With 34.1 boards per game, SIU-Edwardsville ranks 51st in the nation. It surrenders 31.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks 231st in college basketball.
SIU-Edwardsville is sinking 7 treys per game (224th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while owning a 32.4% three-point percentage (277th-ranked). So far this season, the Cougars are giving up 7 treys per game (153rd-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 33.5% (163rd-ranked) from three-point land.
The Cougars have two wins against the spread, and are 4-6 overall, in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, SIU-Edwardsville has hit the over eight times. In its last 10 games, SIU-Edwardsville has been putting up 76.3 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 74.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. SIU-Edwardsville’s defense has been more porous lately, as the team has given up 78 points per game over its last 10 compared to the 71.5 points per game its opponents average this season.
What you need to know about the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles
Southern Indiana has compiled a 5-12-1 record against the spread in conference games this year. At 77.2 points scored per game and 74.3 points conceded, the Screaming Eagles are 53rd in the nation offensively and 297th defensively. At 35.3 rebounds per game and 30.5 rebounds conceded, Southern Indiana is 27th and 144th in the country, respectively.
Southern Indiana is the 11th-best team in the country in 3-pointers made (9.9 per game) and 17th-best in 3-point percentage (38.2%). In 2022-23, the Screaming Eagles are 271st in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (8 per game) and 230th in defensive 3-point percentage (34.5%).
Over their last 10 contests, the Screaming Eagles have two wins against the spread, and are 4-6 overall. In its past 10 contests, Southern Indiana has hit the over eight times. Southern Indiana has performed better offensively over its past 10 games, averaging 78 points per contest, 0.8 more than its season average of 77.2. Over their previous 10 games, the Screaming Eagles are surrendering 78.8 points per contest, 4.5 more points than their season average (74.3).
SIU-Edwardsville vs. Southern Indiana Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is SIU-Edwardsville, and we predict that SIU-Edwardsville will cover the spread (SIU-Edwardsville -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 150.5 points.
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