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College Basketball Matchup - Austin Peay Governors SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds Preview

SIU Edwardsville CougarsAustin Peay Governors
10-16February 15, 2014, 08:30 | Winfield Dunn Center11-14

Austin Peay will look to improve on its 11-14 record on Saturday when they host SIU Edwardsville in NCAA basketball odds action at Winfield Dunn Center.

This season, the Governors are 11-14 overall and 9-10 ATS, while the Cougars are 10-16 and 13-8 ATS. As for the totals, Austin Peay boasts a 8-10 on the OU, and SIU Edwardsville is 12-9.

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

The Governors were listed as -6-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Governors rated this week at No. 301 and the Cougars sitting at No. 89.

SIU Edwardsville was an 82-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Murray State. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Maurice Wiltz scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 82-72 to Murray State at CFSB Center on Thursday).

Austin Peay was an 88-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Illinois. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Ed Dyson scored 24 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Austin Peay on Thursday, leading the Governors to an 88-83 victory over Eastern Illinois at Winfield Dunn Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cougars is ranked No. 245 in NCAA hoops at 30.85 per game. Contrast that with Austin Peay’s No. 191 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Austin Peay is the No. 201-ranked team in the country at 5.24 per game, while SIU Edwardsville rates No. 53 at 7.5 per game.

A few Cougars at Governors trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
SIU Edwardsville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 1-19 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Austin Peay is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Austin Peay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Austin Peay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville at Tennessee State, Thursday, February 20th
Austin Peay at Morehead State, Wednesday, February 19th