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SIU Edwardsville Cougars Open as College Basketball Underdog vs SE Missouri State Redhawks

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Show Me Center Thursday as the SE Missouri State Redhawks look to beat the odds vs the SIU Edwardsville Cougars in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs SE Missouri State Redhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

SE Missouri State Redhawks battles the SIU Edwardsville Cougars, currently sitting with a 5-20 mark (13-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 8-13-1 for the SE Missouri State Redhawks and 12-11 for the SIU Edwardsville Cougars.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the SE Missouri State Redhawks rated this week at No. 297 and the SIU Edwardsville Cougars sitting at No. 214.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and SE Missouri State has the nation's No. 235-rated offensive output, at 66.62 PPG. The visiting SIU Edwardsville Cougars defense ranks No. 189 allowing on average 74.04 PPG. The Redhawks FG% has averaged 40.67% so far, more than the SE Missouri State Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.58% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Burak Eslik scored 29 points leading the Cougars to a 72-64 victory over Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena on Saturday.

SE Missouri State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Murray State and falling by a 83-56 score at CFSB Center.

Betting Trends
  • SIU Edwardsville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • SIU Edwardsville is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
  • SIU Edwardsville is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 6 games on the road
  • SE Missouri State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of SE Missouri State's last 5 games
  • SE Missouri State is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • SE Missouri State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing SIU Edwardsville

Next Betting Matchups

SIU Edwardsville at Tennessee-Martin, Saturday, February 20th
SE Missouri State at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, February 20th

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