Austin Peay Governors at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Free Prediction 01/16/20

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The Austin Peay Governors (10-7, 4-0 OVC) will be at the Show Me Center to square off against the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (4-13, 0-4 OVC) in an OVC matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Austin Peay Governors at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Redhawks lost a tough one against the Tennessee State Tigers, 75-73, while the Governors were victorious over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 71-67.

Austin Peay’s turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Jacksonville State. The Governors had a rate of 13.3 (better than their season average of 17.0), while the Gamecocks posted a mark of 26.5 (above their season average of 18.0). Southeast Missouri State, meanwhile, did a terrific job of making free throws (15-21; 71.4 percent). Southeast Missouri State rallied around DQ Nicholas, who contributed 16 points and five rebounds. Terry Taylor played a key role for Austin Peay with 14 points and nine rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Taylor led the Governors to a 78-63 victory. He notched a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Austin Peay’s rebounding was their largest strength. The Governors had more offensive rebounds (15 vs. 6), defensive rebounds (26 vs. 15) and total rebounds (41 vs. 21).

It could be an error-filled game for the Southeast Missouri State offense. Southeast Missouri State ranks 211th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.9 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Austin Peay forces the 30th-most turnovers in the nation (24.0 percent).

Austin Peay Governors vs. Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Austin Peay, ATS Winner – Southeast Missouri State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Austin Peay ranks 137th in assists per game (13.1) while Southeast Missouri State ranks 238th (9.6).
  • The Governors rank 195th in rebounds per game (34.4) while the Redhawks rank 250th (32.7).
  • The Governors rank 48th in three pointers allowed per game (19.1) while the Redhawks rank 126th (21.6).
  • Austin Peay ranks 25th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Southeast Missouri State ranks 82nd (3.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Governors have scored an average of 70.8 points per game (5.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.6 points per game (6.2 below their season average).
  • The Redhawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.8, up from 9.1 for the season.