Tennessee Tech vs Southeast Missouri State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The No. 2 seed Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (16-16, 11-7 OVC) take on the No. 5 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (18-16, 10-8 OVC) in the championship game of the OVC tournament on Saturday at 8:00 PM. The winner will secure an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The Golden Eagles are currently slight 1.5-point favorites against the Redhawks. The matchup has a point total of 145.

Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri State Odds

Point Spread for Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri State

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing Tennessee Tech as the favorite.

Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Tennessee Tech has -125 odds to pick up the win, while Southeast Missouri State is listed at +105 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 145 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Evansville, Indiana
  • Arena: Ford Center

Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri State Betting Trends

Tennessee Tech has played 29 games, with 17 wins against the spread. The Golden Eagles have been victorious in seven, or 63.6%, of the 11 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Tennessee Tech’s games this year have hit the over 18 times in 32 opportunities (56.2%).

Southeast Missouri State has 18 wins against the spread in 32 games this season. The Redhawks have been the moneyline underdog 17 total times this season. They’ve finished 6-11 in those games. Southeast Missouri State’s games this season have hit the over on 20 of 32 set point totals (62.5%).

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Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri State Key Players to Watch

Tennessee Tech

Jaylen Sebree posts 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 2.4 assists, shooting 48.6% from the field and 41.3% from downtown with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game. Brett Thompson is tops on the Golden Eagles at 3.2 assists per contest, while also averaging 3 rebounds and 12.1 points. Tyrone Perry averages 10 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, shooting 39.9% from the floor and 37.6% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game. Jayvis Harvey is averaging 12 points, 2.2 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.

Southeast Missouri State

The Redhawks get 15 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game from Chris Harris. The Redhawks receive 7.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game from Aquan Smart. The Redhawks receive 6.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game from Kobe Clark.

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What you need to know about the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

Tennessee Tech’s OVC games have hit the over 12 out of 19 times this season. With 73.4 points per game on offense, the Golden Eagles rank 135th in college basketball. At the other end of the court, they cede 72.9 points per contest, which ranks 265th in college basketball. Tennessee Tech is averaging 31.9 boards per game (168th-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 33.9 rebounds per contest (331st-ranked).

Tennessee Tech is making 9.2 treys per game (26th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 36.5% shooting percentage (64th-ranked) from downtown. With 7.9 treys conceded per game, the Golden Eagles are 262nd in the country. They are ceding a 32.7% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 107th in college basketball.

The Golden Eagles have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall over their last 10 games. Six of Tennessee Tech’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. Tennessee Tech’s offense has been better over its last 10 games, putting up 75.6 points per contest compared to the 73.4 it has averaged this year. Tennessee Tech’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (74.7) is 1.8 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (72.9).

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What you need to know about the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks

So far this season, 15 out of Southeast Missouri State’s 21 OVC games with an over/under have gone over the point total. With 77.3 points scored per game and 75.8 points allowed, the Redhawks are 51st in the nation on offense and 326th defensively. Southeast Missouri State collects 32.3 rebounds per game and give up 33.8 boards, ranking 143rd and 327th, respectively, in the nation.

Southeast Missouri State is 118th in the nation in 3-pointers made (7.9 per game) and 263rd in 3-point percentage (32.7%). Giving up 7.2 3-pointers per game and conceding 34.7% from beyond the arc, the Redhawks are 179th and 243rd in college basketball, respectively, in those categories.

The Redhawks have gone 5-5 over their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Southeast Missouri State has hit the over six times. Over its last 10 games, Southeast Missouri State is posting 78.7 points per game, 1.4 more than its season average (77.3). While the Redhawks are allowing 75.8 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their last 10 games, allowing 78 points per contest.

Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Tennessee Tech, and we expect that Southeast Missouri State will cover the spread (Tennessee Tech -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 145 points.

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How to bet Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri State

You can bet on Tennessee Tech vs. Southeast Missouri 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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WRITTEN BY

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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