SE Missouri State vs. Belmont - 12/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Belmont Bruins (8-6) at SE Missouri State Redhawks (2-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Show Me Center)
The Line: SE Missouri State Redhawks +13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Belmont Bruins and Southeast Missouri State Redhawks meet New Year’s Eve at the Show Me Center.
The Belmont Bruins could use a nice road win after splitting their last eight games. The Belmont Bruins are averaging 81.6 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 80.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Evan Bradds is averaging 17.6 points and 8.9 rebounds while Craig Bradshaw is averaging 16.1 points and 2.9 assists. Mack Mercer is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Luke is dishing 6.4 assists. The Belmont Bruins are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. Belmont is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.6 turnovers per game. The Belmont Bruins have lost 10 of their last 16 road games.
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The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks look to string together three straight victories. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are averaging 62.4 points on 39.3 percent shooting and allowing 77.7 points and 45.8 percent shooting. Antonius Cleveland is averaging 14.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Isiah Jones is averaging 9.8 points and 2.8 assists. Joel Angus III is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Marcus Wallace is dishing 3.1 assists. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are shooting 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 55.6 percent from the free throw line. Southeast Missouri State is allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.2 turnovers per game. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have split their last 10 home games.
The Bruins are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Redhawks are 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Southeast Missouri is simply a bad basketball team that has had trouble against even OK comp. Belmont is a balanced team that is deep offensively and doesn't make many mistakes. I like the Bruins by double digits.