Tennessee State vs Southeast Missouri State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Tennessee State vs Southeast Missouri State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (3-7) at Tennessee State Tigers (2-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Gentry Center)

The Line: Tennessee State Tigers -3 -- Over/Under: 137 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

TV: ESPN+ Stream College Basketball all season on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks and the Tennessee State Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action from the Gentry Complex. 

Southeast Missouri State is 3-7 so far this year. The Redhawks are coming off an 11-point loss to Belmont on Thursday. As for Tennessee State, they’re 2-6 this year. The Tigers beat Tennessee-Martin on Thursday for their second win. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Southeast Missouri State opened up the year at 2-1 with wins over UMKC and Lipscomb. A five-game losing streak occurred after that, with losses to Lipscomb, Evansville, TN-Martin, Indiana State and Tennessee Tech. After a win over Tennessee State the Redhawks lost to Belmont. 

Wonder who the Top Experts Picked? Click Here To Find Out

In the Thursday loss to the Bruins 77-66, Southeast Missouri State’s top scorer was Nana Akenten with 20 points, 11 rebounds and two assists in a double-double. The only other Redhawks player to finish in double-figures was Jordan Love with 12 points, six assists and four rebounds. 

Over on the Tennessee State side, they started out at 0-3 with losses to IUPUI and Belmont. The Tigers took out Crowley’s Ridge, and afterward lost to Chattanooga, Austin Peay and Southeast Missouri State. Tennessee State took out TN-Martin 74-62 on Thursday. 

In the win over the Skyhawks, Tennessee State’s top scorer was Marcus Fitzgerald with 21 points, three assists and one rebound. Mark Freeman was the only other Tigers player in double-digits with 16 points, five assists and four rebounds in 38 minutes of action. 

The Tigers are 6-2 ATS in the last eight home games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall. Tennessee State is 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and the under is 7-1 in their last eight Saturday games. 

Meanwhile, the Redhawks are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall. SEMO is 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 after an ATS win and the under is 4-0 in their last four road games. 

PICK: I’m sticking with Southeast Missouri State. The last time these teams played was on January 2, and it was a battle. It took two overtimes before the Redhawks ended up posting an 83-79 victory. Southeast Missouri State got a nice effort out of their starters in that one, with four of them finishing in double-digits for points. This game should be another nail-biter, and I think the Redhawks can scratch out a cover. 

See Who The Experts Picked To Win This One

Andrew’s Pick Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +3

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

Mitch's Dog of the Day 1/25/21: Free NBA Basketball Pick NBA Picks, Predictions and Betting Tip