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Southern Illinois-Edwardsville vs Southeast Missouri State 2/7/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (10-13) vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars (7-16)
February 7, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars -3 / Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +3; Over/Under: 157
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The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks will travel to the First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center to take on the SIU Edwardsville Cougars this Monday night in College Basketball action.

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks improved to 10-13 on the season after defeating the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 63-56, this past Saturday. Southeast Missouri State was outstanding on both ends of the court in the 1st half against Eastern Illinois and was able to hold on late after going into halftime with a 34-15 lead. Southeast Missouri State shot 41.8% from the field & 34.4% from beyond the arc while allowing Eastern Illinois to shoot 39.2% from the field & 40.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Redhawks was Eric Reed Jr. who had 21 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 assist.

On the season, Southeast Missouri State is averaging 74.8 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field. The Redhawks are averaging 8.8 three-pointers per game on 34.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Southeast Missouri State has been led by Eric Reed Jr. (15.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.0 spg), Phillip Russell (13.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.2 spg), Chris Harris (10.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.6 apg), & Nygal Russell (7.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.9 apg).

Defensively, Southeast Missouri State is allowing their opponents to average 78.6 ppg on 45.7% shooting from the field. The Redhawks have a rebound margin of -4.1 and a turnover margin of 0.4.

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars lost their 8th straight game and dropped to 7-16 on the season after being defeated by the Murray State Racers, 79-59, this past Saturday. SIU Edwardsville had no answers on the offensive end against the Murray State and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 44-24 margin. SIU Edwardsville shot just 38.3% from the field & 6.3% from beyond the arc while allowing Murray State to shoot 44.3% from the field & 23.8% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Cougars was Shaun Doss Jr. who had 18 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, & 1 steal.

On the season, SIU Edwardsville is averaging 69.0 ppg on 42.4% shooting from the field. The Cougars are averaging 5.8 three-pointers per game on 28.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, SIU Edwardsville has been led by Ray’Sean Taylor (17.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.8 spg), Shaun Doss Jr. (12.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.3 apg), DeeJuan Pruitt (10.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.3 apg), & Shamar Wright (9.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.0 spg).

Defensively, SIU Edwardsville is allowing their opponents to average 70.3 ppg on 41.4% shooting from the field. The Cougars have a rebound margin of 2.9 and a turnover margin of -0.8.

The Redhawks are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games, however, are just 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games vs. SIU Edwardsville. The Cougars are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games & 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Monday games.

Southeast Missouri State has been able to pick up a few wins against the low-tier teams in the OVC, however, this is still the same Redhawks team that recently loss on the road by 21 points to UT Martin and have been awful defensively on the season as they come into this game ranked just 336th in scoring defense & 305th in defensive FG%. SIU Edwardsville has a winning record at home this season and as we’ve seen the Cougars been competitive on their home court, I think the play here is to take the Cougars to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!

Brett Nault's Free Pick:
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars -3
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