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Austin Peay vs. Southeast Missouri State - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (7-9) at Austin Peay Governors (8-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Winfield Dunn Center)

The Line: Austin Peay Governors -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


Over at Dunn Center on Saturday evening, the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks and the Austin Peay Governors will be matching up in college basketball action. 

Southeast Missouri State enters this game at 7-9 overall. The Redhawks have lost five of their last six games, most recently to Murray State on Thursday. In that one, SEMO guard Ledarrius Brewer put up 19 points. 

Austin Peay vs. Southeast Missouri State - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Heading up the scoring for the Redhawks this year is Denzel Mahoney with 18.6 PPG. Also in the double-digit club for Southeast Missouri State are Brewer (12.9 PPG) and Daniel Simmons (10.9 PPG). 

Over on the Austin Peay side, they’re sitting at 8-7 this season. The Governors have won their last three games and took out Tenn-Martin on Thursday. In that one, Austin Peay’s Chris Porter Bunton topped out at 16 points. 

Leading the way in scoring on the year for the Governors is Terry Taylor with 15.2 PPG and 7.9 RPG. Averyl Ugba (12.9 PPG; 7.3 RPG) and Dayton Gumm (11.6 PPG) are also in double-figures for Austin Peay. 

The Redhawks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and the over is 5-1 in their last six versus the Ohio Valley. The over is also 5-1 in Southeast Missouri State’s last six Saturday games and the under is 13-6 in their last 19 road games. 

Meanwhile, the Governors are 4-0 ATS in their last four Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven versus the Ohio Valley. Austin Peay is also 12-3 ATS in the last 15 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games. 

The Redhawks have looked pretty bad lately, though to their credit they’ve put up at least 72 points in each of their last three games, which isn’t too bad. Trouble is, SEMO is allowing too many points to keep up. Austin Peay, meanwhile, has looked solid lately and I think they’ve got enough scoring up top to manage a cover here. I’ll take the Governors.

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