Southeast Missouri State vs. Belmont - 12/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Belmont Bruins (8-5) at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (6-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Show Me Center)
The Line: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Belmont Bruins and Southeast Missouri State Redhawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Show Me Center.
The Belmont Bruins look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Belmont Bruins are averaging 75.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Amanze Egekeze is averaging 18.1 points and 6.2 rebounds while Dylan Windler is averaging 15.8 points and 2.6 assists. Kevin McClain is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Hopkins is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Belmont Bruins are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Belmont Bruins are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Belmont Bruins have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks need a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are averaging 73.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 78.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Denzel Mahoney is averaging 18.6 points and 4.2 rebounds while Ledarrius Brewer is averaging 11.5 points and 1.6 assists. Daniel Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Carpenter is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have won three of their last five home games.
The Bruins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Redhawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Redhawks last 7 overall and the uder is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 Thursday games.
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have struggled with consistent offense as of late and have been beat up against teams far less talented as Belmont. The Bruins have licked their wounds this season against good comp, but they're a solid team at both ends and have been money against the number this season. Belmont usually takes care of business against lesser teams, and this is one of those spots. Give me the Bruins by double digits.