Southeast Missouri State vs Tennessee State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (16-16, 10-8 OVC) travel to face the Tennessee State Tigers (18-13, 10-8 OVC) after losing four road games in a row. It begins at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023.

The Redhawks are currently slim 1.5-point favorites over the Tigers. A 158-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

Southeast Missouri State vs. Tennessee State Odds

Point Spread for Southeast Missouri State vs. Tennessee State

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Southeast Missouri State as the favorite.

Southeast Missouri State vs. Tennessee State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Southeast Missouri State has -118 odds to pick up the win, while Tennessee State is listed at -102 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 158 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Evansville, Indiana
  • Arena: Ford Center

Southeast Missouri State vs. Tennessee State Betting Trends

Southeast Missouri State has played 30 games, with 16 wins against the spread. The Redhawks have come away with nine wins in the 14 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Southeast Missouri State’s games this year have hit the over on 19 of 28 set point totals.

Tennessee State is 13-15-0 against the spread this year. The Tigers have put together a 4-8 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). Tennessee State has eclipsed the over/under 67.9% of the time this season (19 of 28 games with a set point total).

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Southeast Missouri State vs. Tennessee State Key Players to Watch

Southeast Missouri State

Chris Harris is putting up 14.6 points, 1.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. Kobe Clark is putting up 6.6 points, 2.6 assists and 8.7 rebounds per game. Aquan Smart averages 7.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 1.6 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

Tennessee State

The Tigers receive 13.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game from Marcus Fitzgerald Jr.. Adong Makuoi is the Tigers’ top rebounder (5.6 per game), and he delivers 9.2 points and 0.4 assists. The Tigers receive 11.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game from Dedric Boyd.

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What you need to know about the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks

Southeast Missouri State has covered 10 times in 19 chances against the spread in conference action this season. The Redhawks are 50th in college basketball with 77.3 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 332nd with 76.1 points allowed per contest. Southeast Missouri State is pulling down 32.1 rebounds per game (156th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 33.6 rebounds per contest (320th-ranked).

With 8.1 threes per game, Southeast Missouri State ranks 100th in the country. It owns a 32.5% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 273rd in college basketball. The Redhawks are giving up 7.3 treys per game (191st-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 35.3% (273rd-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Redhawks have gone 5-5 in their past 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. Southeast Missouri State has hit the over in seven of its past 10 games. In its last 10 games, Southeast Missouri State has been putting up 80.9 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 77.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Southeast Missouri State’s defense has been more porous as of late, as the team has allowed 80.5 points per game over its last 10 compared to the 76.1 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.

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What you need to know about the Tennessee State Tigers

A total of 12 Tennessee State conference games this season have gone over the point total. The Tigers put up 77.9 points per game and allow 74.5, making them 42nd in the country offensively and 303rd defensively. In 2022-23, Tennessee State is 125th in the country in rebounds (32.6 per game) and 246th in rebounds allowed (32).

At 8.9 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.4% from downtown, Tennessee State is 41st and 118th in the country, respectively, in those categories. The Tigers are 191st in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (7.3 per game) and 216th in 3-point percentage defensively (34.3%).

The Tigers have a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall over their past 10 contests. Tennessee State has hit the over in seven of its last 10 games. Tennessee State is averaging 78.8 points per contest over its past 10 games, compared to its season average of 77.9. The Tigers are allowing 74.7 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 0.2 more points than they are allowing for the season (74.5).

Southeast Missouri State vs. Tennessee State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Tennessee State, and we predict that Tennessee State will cover the spread (Southeast Missouri State -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 158 points.

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How to bet Southeast Missouri State vs. Tennessee State

You can bet on Southeast Missouri State vs. Tennessee State at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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