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SE Missouri State vs. Tennessee State - 2/28/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tennessee State at SE Missouri State
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 8:45 PM (EST)
Location
Show Me Center
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
The Line
The Line: SE Missouri State -2 -- Over/Under: 142.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee State Tigers and Southeast Missouri State Redhawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Show Me Center.

The Tennessee State Tigers could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tennessee State Tigers are averaging 69.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey is averaging 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Kamar McKnight is averaging 12 points and 1.9 assists. Michael Littlejohn is grabbing 1.7 rebounds and Armani Chaney is dishing 2.8 assists. The Tennessee State Tigers are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee State Tigers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Tennessee State Tigers have lost five of their last six road games.

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are averaging 69.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Ledarrius Brewer is averaging 12.8 points and 4.7 rebounds while Skyler Hogan is averaging 10.5 points and 1.1 assists. Alex Caldwell is dishing 1.7 assists and Isaiah Gable is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have lost four of their last six home games.

The Tigers are 2-5-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Redhawks are 17-35-2 ATS in their last 54 Thursday games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Ohio Valley and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in SE Missouri St and the road team is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The over is 6-0 in Redhawks last 6 overall. The over is 7-1 in Tigers last 8 road games.

The home team has won each of the last four meetings between Tennessee State and Southeast Missouri State, and seven of the last 10 meetings overall. The Tennessee State Tigers get torched on the road where they allow 49.1 percent shooting from the field, almost 83 points and lose by an average of 14.1 points. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks obviously have their struggles as well, but they play decent enough at home to beat similar competition, and they've been in enough close games where they could easily have a better record than they do. Either way, in a battle between two similar struggling teams, I'll lay the bucket with the team that's at home.

Pick:
SE Missouri State -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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