The No. 5 seed Tennessee State Tigers (13-17, 8-10 OVC) are 3.5-point favorites in the OVC Tournament against the No. 8 seed SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (11-20, 5-13 OVC) on Wednesday at Ford Center. The matchup tips at 7:30 PM, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.
Tennessee State vs. SIU-Edwardsville Predictions
Tennessee State vs. SIU-Edwardsville Betting Odds
|Tennessee State||-3.5||137.5 points|
Tennessee State vs. SIU-Edwardsville Last 10 Games
- Tennessee State covered the spread seven times in its last 10 contests while putting up a 5-5 record straight-up in those games.
- The final score of the last 10 Tennessee State games has gone over the set total five times.
- The past 10 Tigers games averaged 0.3 fewer points (137.2) than this matchup’s point total.
- The Tigers’ per-game scoring average over their last 10 games is 3.8 points lower than their season-long average.
- SIU-Edwardsville is 5-5 overall and 6-3-1 against the spread over its last 10 games.
- The final scores of the last 10 SIU-Edwardsville games have surpassed the set total three times.
- The past 10 Cougars games averaged 2.3 fewer points (135.2) than this matchup’s point total.
- The Cougars’ per-game scoring average across their past 10 games is 63.8, 3.9 points lower than their season-long per-game average.
Tennessee State vs. SIU-Edwardsville Betting Trends
- Tennessee State has covered the spread 14 times this season (14-13-1).
- The Tigers have an ATS record of 3-5 when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites.
- Games involving Tennessee State have hit the over 13 times out of 28 chances this season.
- The 71.7 points per game the Tigers average are only two more points than the Cougars give up (69.7).
- Tennessee State is 8-5 against the spread and 10-5 overall when scoring more than 69.7 points.
- SIU-Edwardsville has covered the spread in a game 16 times this year (16-15-1).
- In games they were an underdog in by 3.5 points or more so far this year, the Cougars went 7-6-1 against the spread.
- This season, SIU-Edwardsville’s games have hit the over 13 times out of 32 chances.
- The Cougars average only 2.5 fewer points per game (67.7) than the Tigers allow their opponents to score (70.2).
- SIU-Edwardsville has put together a 7-3 ATS record and a 6-5 overall record in games it scores more than 70.2 points.
Tennessee State vs. SIU-Edwardsville Over/Under Trends
- Tennessee State and its opponents have combined to outscore Wednesday’s over/under (137.5 points) 16 times this season.
- In SIU-Edwardsville’s 32 games this season, 15 have finished with more combined scoring than Wednesday’s over/under of 137.5.
- The Tigers average 71.7 points per game against the Cougars’ 67.7, amounting to 1.9 points over the contest’s point total of 137.5.
- This matchup’s over/under is 2.4 fewer points than the 139.9 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020.
- This season, the average total for Tigers games is 141 points, 3.5 more than the over/under of 137.5 points for this contest.
- Cougars’ games have a total points bet of 138.2 points this season, 0.7 points more than the over/under for this matchup.
Tennessee State Team Leaders
- Kassim Nicholson: 11.5 PTS, 8.4 REB, 50.7 FG%, 27 3PT% (10-for-37)
- Carlos Marshall Jr.: 12.9 PTS, 43.6 FG%, 40.6 3PT% (54-for-133)
- Marcus Fitzgerald Jr.: 11.7 PTS, 40.7 FG%, 35 3PT% (41-for-117)
- Kenny Cooper: 7.1 PTS, 1.4 STL, 35.9 FG%, 45 3PT% (27-for-60)
- Dedric Boyd: 10.1 PTS, 41 FG%, 34.5 3PT% (57-for-165)
SIU-Edwardsville Team Leaders
- Shaun Doss: 11.9 PTS, 42.4 FG%, 30.4 3PT% (28-for-92)
- Shamar Wright: 10 PTS, 43.2 FG%, 31.7 3PT% (32-for-101)
- Ray’Sean Taylor: 17.6 PTS, 1.8 STL, 43.7 FG%, 35.7 3PT% (51-for-143)
- Deejuan Pruitt: 10.2 PTS, 43 FG%, 26.2 3PT% (16-for-61)
- Courtney Carter: 8 PTS, 1.4 STL, 44 FG%, 31.6 3PT% (24-for-76)
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