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Belmont vs. SIU Edwardsville - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
SIU Edwardsville at Belmont
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Curb Event Center
Nashville, Tennessee
The Line
Belmont Bruins -22 O/U: 159
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The SIU Edwardsville Cougars and the Belmont Bruins will meet up on the college basketball court Saturday.

SIU Edwardsville comes in here with a 9-18 mark on the season. The Cougars had dropped four straight games versus Austin Peay, Murray State, Eastern Illinois and TN-Martin before winning over Tennessee State their last time up.

In the win over Tennessee State, SIU Edwardsville’s top scorers were Brandon Jackson and Daniel Kinchen, each with 22 points and a combined two assists with five rebounds. Cameron Williams added 12 points for the Cougars there as well.

Over on the Belmont side, they’re 22-4 this year. The Bruins are currently riding a 10-game win streak, taking out Morehead State, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and Eastern Illinois in just their last four.

In the win over the Panthers, Belmont’s top scorer was Dylan Windler with 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Nick Muszynski added 18 points and five rebounds for the Bruins in that one also.

SIU Edwardsville is 2-5 ATS in thier last seven road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The Cougars are 1-4 ATS in their last five overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the OVC.

Meanwhile, the Bruins are 5-1 ATS i their last six Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. Belmont is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win.

SIU Edwardsville put together a nice effort against Tennessee State and got away with a win—otherwise we’d be talking about how bad they are in their five-game loss streak. During their actual four-game losing streak, the Cougars failed to hit 70 points in any of them.

Seeing as how Belmont has been putting up some nice scoreboard totals lately, I’m inclined to stick with the Bruins on the cover here.

Pick:
Belmont Bruins -22

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