Tennessee State Tigers (14-17) vs. Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (13-17)
March 3, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks -1 / Tennessee State Tigers +1; Over/Under: -
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The Tennessee State Tigers and Southeast Missouri State Redhawks meet Thursday in the college basketball OVC Quarterfinal at the Ford Center. The Tennessee State Tigers look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Tennessee State Tigers are averaging 71.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Carlos Marshall Jr. is averaging 12.9 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. is averaging 11.7 points and 2.2 rebounds. Kassim Nicholson is the third double-digit scorer and Dedric Boyd is dishing 0.8 assists. The Tennessee State Tigers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee State Tigers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are averaging 75.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Eric Reed Jr. is averaging 16 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Phillip Russell is averaging 14.2 points and 3.1 assists. Chris Harris is dishing 2.9 assists and Nygal Russell is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.
The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Redhawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The under is 7-2 in Redhawks last 9 overall.
The Tennessee State Tigers are at a disadvantage given that they played yesterday, but they’ve been the better team this season. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are being outscored by an average of 2.2 points on the year, and they have offensive issues for long stretches. Tennessee State is also on a roll right now, winning its last five games by an average of 12.2 points. Give me Tennessee State for another victory.