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SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Austin Peay Governors College Basketball Betting Preview

SIU Edwardsville Cougars will go to the free throw line vs Austin Peay Governors on Thursday, hoping to boost its 4-14 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars opened as 6.5-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 Austin Peay Governors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars will look to cover the spread vs the Austin Peay Governors on Thursday, as the Cougars are 10-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Governors are 7-8 ATS. SIU Edwardsville is 8-8 against the total, while Austin Peay is 7-8 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 210 (Austin Peay) and the No. 207 (SIU Edwardsville) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Austin Peay's No. 161-ranked offense, averaging 72.45 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 204 at 75.56 PPG. The Governors field goal percentage has averaged 44.71% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.87% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars grabbed a 67-65 win over the Colonels on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Burak Eslik at Vadalabene Center.

Austin Peay got 19 points from Chris Horton but lost anyway, 76-58, to Belmont on Saturday at Curb Event Center.

Betting Trends
  • SIU Edwardsville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • SIU Edwardsville is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 6 games
  • SIU Edwardsville is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Austin Peay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Austin Peay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Austin Peay's last 5 games
  • Austin Peay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing SIU Edwardsville

Next Betting Matchups

SIU Edwardsville at Murray State, Saturday, January 23rd
Austin Peay at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, January 23rd