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SIU Edwardsville vs. Austin Peay - 1/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Austin Peay at SIU Edwardsville
Date & Time Thursday January 17, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
Vadalabene Center
Edwardsville, Illinois
The Line
The Line: SIU Edwardsville +8 -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Austin Peay Governors and SIU Edwardsville Cougars meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Vadalabene Center.

The Austin Peay Governors look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 78 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Terry Taylor is averaging 17.2 points and 8.2 rebounds while Chris Porter-Bunton is averaging 11.3 points and two assists. Steve Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Dayton Gumm is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Austin Peay Governors are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Austin Peay Governors have split their last eight road games.

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars could use a win after splitting their last six games. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are averaging 72.4 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 52 percent shooting. David McFarland is averaging 14.4 points and 3.9 rebounds while Tyresse Williford is averaging 13.3 points and 3.9 assists. Brandon Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Williams is grabbing three rebounds. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 62.2 percent from the free throw line. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars have won four of their last five home games.

The Governors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cougars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Governors are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in SIU - Edwardsville and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Cougars last 7 overall. The under is 5-1 in Governors last 6 overall.

The Austin Peay Governors have won each of the last seven meetings against the SIU Edwardsville Cougars, and they head into this game red hot, which includes shooting 50.5 percent from the field and outscoring teams by an average of 8.2 points in their last five games. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars have struggled with their defense all season long, and it's no different at home where they're allowing nearly 52 percent shooting. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are also just 3-8 ATS this season as an underdog. I have to lay the chalk on the road with the Austin Peay Governors.

Pick:
Austin Peay -8

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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