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College Basketball Matchup - SIU Edwardsville Cougars SE Missouri State Redhawks Odds Preview

SE Missouri State Redhawks SIU Edwardsville Cougars
12-11 February 06, 2014, 08:00 | Vadalabene Center 8-15



Vadalabene Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host SIU Edwardsville Cougars and the visiting SE Missouri State Redhawks in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Redhawks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 10-8 ATS. SE Missouri State is 11-8 on the totals; SIU Edwardsville is 9-9.

View SE Missouri State Redhawks vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with SIU Edwardsville in this one found them as 2-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Cougars sit at No. 151 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Redhawks sit at No. 194 on the same chart.

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SE Missouri State lost its last outing, a 79-78 result against Eastern Kentucky on February 1. They covered in that game as a 10-point underdog. SE Missouri State got 32 points from Jarekious Bradley en route to a 79-78 loss at the hands of SE Missouri State on Saturday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was a 76-70 loser on the road against Eastern Illinois. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. SIU Edwardsville suffered a 76-70 loss against Eastern Illinois on Saturday, getting 17 points from Kris Davis in a losing effort at Lantz Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits SIU Edwardsville's No. 131-ranked offense, averaging 71.96 PPG, against a Redhawks defense that ranks No. 245 at 77.83 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 46.37% so far, less than the Redhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.31% per game.

Next up:
SE Missouri State at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, February 8th
SIU Edwardsville at Tennessee-Martin, Saturday, February 8th