NCAA hoops odds preview - Austin Peay vs. SIU Edwardsville
Austin Peay Governors vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds
The SIU Edwardsville Cougars will be trying to slam the Austin Peay Governors on Saturday when the teams tip off at Vadalabene Center in college betting action.
SIU Edwardsville will face the 6-20 Governors, who own a 12-10-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 7-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Governors are 11-7 favoring the OVER.
The Governors were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars sit at No. 262 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Governors sit at No. 269 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cougars will win this game 66-64.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature SIU Edwardsville's No. 264-rated squad against Austin Peay's No. 231-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, SIU Edwardsville rates No. 171 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 52 nationally with 7.5 per match.
Defensively, Austin Peay features the nation's No. 327-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. SIU Edwardsville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.
Austin Peay was a 71-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Eastern Illinois. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Governors got 24 points from Anthony Campbell as Austin Peay ran past Eastern Illinois 71-64 on Thursday at Lantz Arena.
Last time out for SIU Edwardsville, they were a 65-60 winner as they battled Murray State at home. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. SIU Edwardsville got 11 points from Mark Yelovich en route to a 65-60 victory over Murray State on Thursday at Vadalabene Center.
Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 5-5
After playing Eastern Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 2-8
SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-0
Before playing Tennessee State are 0-1
After playing Murray State are 2-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Governors at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Austin Peay's last 7 games on the road
Austin Peay is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 5 games at home
Austin Peay home to Eastern Kentucky, Wednesday, February 20
SIU Edwardsville home to Tennessee State, Wednesday, February 20