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Austin Peay Governors vs Cougars College Hoops Game Preview

Austin Peay GovernorsSIU Edwardsville Cougars
8-9January 16, 2014, 08:00 | Vadalabene Center4-13

Vadalabene Center will host SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs. Austin Peay Governors action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

SIU Edwardsville battles the Governors, currently sitting with a 8-9 mark (7-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-7 for the Cougars and 4-6 for the Governors.

View Austin Peay Governors vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the SIU Edwardsville Cougars as 1-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 260 and the Governors at No. 289 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Austin Peay was an 89-67 loser on the road against Murray State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Austin Peay was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Murray State and falling by an 89-67 score at CFSB Center.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was a 64-63 loser on the road against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars endured a 64-63 loss at the hands of the Golden Eagles on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Kris Davis at Eblen Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits SIU Edwardsville's No. 170-ranked offense, averaging 70.88 PPG, against a Governors defense that ranks No. 235 at 77.41 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, less than the Governors marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.07% per game.

A few Governors at Cougars trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games
SIU Edwardsville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Austin Peay at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, January 18th
SIU Edwardsville at Murray State, Saturday, January 18th