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Austin Peay Governors vs. SIU Edwardsville Cougars - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

SIU Edwardsville Cougars (4-14) at Austin Peay Governors (8-12)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Winfield Dunn Center)

The Line: Austin Peay Governors -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars look for a rare win when they visit the Austin Peay Governors.

If you look at the body of work that is the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars you see they have played a number of close games although you’ll also notice they don’t win many. The Cougars had dropped five straight before defeating Eastern Kentucky 67-65 as a two point home dog on Saturday. The Colonels hit at 44% and made nine more free throws but SIUE totaled 15 more looks on 40%and hit a few more threes to squeeze out the win. Burak Eslik gave the Cougars 21 points on 5-11 from the field with Carlos Anderson adding 18 points and nine rebounds. CJ Carr and Jake Newton each netted eight points to give the offense some balance.

Austin Peay Governors vs. SIU Edwardsville Cougars - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Austin Peay Governors are in need of a prolonged hot streak to get themselves back in the conference race. The Governors have lost three in a row capped off by a 76-58 defeat at Belmont to up their OVC record to 1-4. The Bruins raced to a 23 point lead at the half and went in to cruise control the rest of the way. Belmont connected at 48% including 13-32 from distance while AP was limited to under 35% and 4-22 on threes. Chris Morton was the Governors only double digit scorer with 19 points and 14 rebounds on 7-13 shooting with Chris Porter-Burton and Zach Glotta contributing eight points apiece.

The over is 8-3 in the Cougars last 11 vs. Ohio Valley and Austin Peay are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 home games. Neither team has numbers that are screaming ‘bet me’ so with a gun to my head I’d take the points…

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SIU-Edwardsville +6.5

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