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Tennessee State vs Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/18/23

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars (17-11) vs. Tennessee State Tigers (15-12)
February 18, 2023 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: Tennessee State Tigers +1 / Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars -1; Over/Under: 147
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The SIU Edwardsville Cougars and the Tennessee State Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action from Gentry Complex. SIU Edwardsville played TN-Martin in their last game on Thursday. In that one the Cougars fell by six points. As for Tennessee State, they’re coming off a matchup versus Morehead State. The Tigers ended up losing by 10 in that game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars 

SIU Edwardsville managed to go 14-6 over their first 20 games of the season. The Cougars hit a 3-4 stretch in their next seven with losses to Southern Indiana, Tennessee Tech, Morehead State and Eastern Illinois alongside wins over TN-Martin, Little Rock and Lindenwood. 

In the TN-Martin rematch on Thursday, the Cougars were down 44-39 going into the second half. SIU Edwardsville scored another 45 points from there in a 90-84 loss. Damarco Minor led the way on 20 points with five rebounds in the defeat.

Tennessee State Tigers 

Over on the Tennessee State side, they managed an uneven 10-9 record over their first 19 games. The Tigers went 6-2 in the next eight however, beating Eastern Illinois, Lindenwood, Southern Indiana, Eastern Illinois, SEMO and Tennessee Tech in that time. 

On Thursday versus Morehead State, the Tigers trailed 34-24 going into the second half. Tennessee State kept the pace from there in a 74-64 loss. Dedric Boyd was the top team scorer with his 28 points and two rebounds. 


I’ll probably stay with Tennessee State in this one, even with the double-digit loss to Morehead State on Thursday. The Tigers had won five straight going into that matchup, with 65 or more points scored in each of those outings and 80 or more in three of them. Tennessee State last saw SIU Edwardsville in an 81-72 road loss at Vadalabene Center back on January 5. The Cougars have been scoring well lately so this matchup will probably be close. I like the Tigers to power out the cover/win, but you could make a case either way. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Tennessee State Tigers +1

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