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Southeast Missouri State vs. Eastern Illinois - 2/15/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Eastern Illinois Panthers (9-16) at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (12-15)
Date & Time Thursday February 15, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks -3 -- Over/Under: 145
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NCAA BB | Eastern Illinois Panthers (9-16) at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (12-15)
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Thursday night college basketball pits the Eastern Illinois Panthers versus the SE Missouri State Redhawks.

The Eastern Illinois Panthers have had issues scoring the basketball  this season and that trend continued in a 76-69 loss to the Austin Peay Governors that prevented a three game winning streak. Both teams sank shots at around 51% with the Governors totaling five more looks to win. 

Mack Smith led all scorers with 28 points and five pulls on 9-15 from the floor including 6-9 from deep and 4-4 at the line. Montell Goodwin gave Eastern Illinois 17 points and six assists with Jajuan Starks tossing in 12 points. 

The SE Missouri State Redbirds are trying to move up the standings in time for the conference playoffs. SE Missouri State has won consecutive contests after an 81-77, OT victory at UT Martin. The only difference was SE Missouri State sank four more free throws. 

Denzel Mahoney carried the Redhawks as he led all scorers with 27 points while Ledarrius Brewer added 19 points and ten rebounds. Daniel Simmons gave SE Missouri State 15 points with Justin Carpenter tossing in ten points and logging six boards. 

Under is 8-2 in Eastern Illinois last 10 road games and over is 21-6 in Eastern Illinois last 27 Thursday games and over is 43-20 in Eastern Illinois last 63 vs. Ohio Valley. Over is 11-3 in SE Missouri State last 14 overall and over is 11-3 in SE Missouri State last 14 vs. Ohio Valley and SE Missouri State are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games. 

The numbers are all over the place here but the one constant is points are scored…

Pick:
over 145

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