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College basketball point spread favors Redhawks in battle with Governors

SE Missouri State RedhawksAustin Peay Governors
8-6January 04, 2014, 08:30 | Winfield Dunn Center7-8



The Austin Peay Governors will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the SE Missouri State Redhawks at Winfield Dunn Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Redhawks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Governors are 6-3 ATS. SE Missouri State is 7-4 on the totals; Austin Peay is 3-5.

View SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Austin Peay Governors Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Governors in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Redhawks was expected to move the line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 327-rated Governors and the No. 85-ranked Redhawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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In their last action, SE Missouri State was an 82-75 loser on the road against Murray State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. SE Missouri State suffered an 82-75 loss against Murray State on Thursday, getting 22 points from Jarekious Bradley in a losing effort at CFSB Center.

Austin Peay won its last outing, an 81-68 result against Tennessee-Martin on January 2. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Chris Horton scored 16 points leading the Governors to an 81-68 victory over Tennessee-Martin at Winfield Dunn Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Austin Peay's No. 77 nationally ranked offense (76.6 points per game) against a Redhawks defense that sits as the No. 210 at 74.29 PPG. The Governors have been averaging 48.1% from the field, more than the Redhawks have managed so far this season (47.7% on average).

A few Redhawks at Governors trends to consider:
SE Missouri State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
SE Missouri State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Austin Peay
SE Missouri State is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games when playing Austin Peay
SE Missouri State is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Austin Peay
Austin Peay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Austin Peay is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing SE Missouri State
Austin Peay is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing SE Missouri State
Austin Peay is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against SE Missouri State


Next up:
SE Missouri State home to Belmont, Thursday, January 9th
Austin Peay at Murray State, Saturday, January 11th

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