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Southeast Missouri State vs. Southern Illinois - 12/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southern Illinois Salukis (6-3) at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (5-4)
Date & Time Saturday December 8, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +9 -- Over/Under: 136.5
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NCAA BB | Southern Illinois Salukis (6-3) at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (5-4)
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The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks butt heads with the Southern Illinois Salukis in Saturday college basketball.

The Southern Illinois Salukis turned to their defense in defeating Saint Louis 61-56 as a two point home favorite on Wednesday. Southern Illinois held a huge 45.1%-33.3% edge in marksmanship but had to survive the Billikens 18 extra shot attempts.

The Salukis twosome of Armon Fletcher and Sean Lloyd Jr. gave the Salukis 13 points apiece and a combined 14 rebounds on 9-18. Southern Illinois saw ten points, five boards and two blocks from Kavion Pippen on 5-6 marksmanship followed by Marcus Bartley with nine points and four pulls on 2-4 from the field and 4-6 at the stripe.

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are eyeing back to back victories after running past Mississippi Valley State 77-58 on Tuesday as a 5.5 point road favorite. Southeast Missouri State led by eight at the break and pulled away over the final 20 minutes behind 43.3% shooting and nine more looks to outdistance the 31% shooting Delta Devils.

The Redhawks rode the offense of Skylar Hogan who led all scorers with 25 points and four helpers on 10-16 marksmanship including 5-8 from long range. Isaiah Gable and Gabe McGlothan gave SEMO eleven points apiece with McGlothan totaling eight rebounds and four blocks while Alex Caldwell followed with eight points.

Over is 7-2 in Southern Illinois last 9 road games and over is 7-2 in Southern Illinois last 9 vs. Ohio Valley and Southern Illinois are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Ohio Valley. Under is 7-0-1 in SEMO last 8 overall and SEMO are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games.

Southern Illinois looks like an MVC contender and need to exert themselves in spots like this…

Southern Illinois -9

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