Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Governors and Knights. The game is starting at 6:30 ET on ESPN+, and it's hosted by the Knights at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Atlantic Sun conference game currently have the Knights as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 131.5 points.

AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS VS BELLARMINE KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Austin Peay Governors +2

This game will be played at Freedom Hall at 6:30 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 81-67 in favor of the Governors.
  • Not only will Austin Peay pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 131.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Austin Peay?

Today marks the 16th game of the season for Austin Peay, who currently have a 7-8 overall record. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Austin Peay has a record of 2-8. Heading into their game against Bellarmine, Austin Peay holds an ATS record of 8-4. In their last ten games this season, Austin Peay has an impressive 5-0 record against the spread.

After 15 games, Austin Peay has an over/under record of 4-8-0, with their games averaging a combined 129.6 points per game so far. The Governors' last five games have finished with a combined 131 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Coming off their recent game, the Austin Peay offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Memphis. Their field goal percentage for the game was 36%, and they made 11 threes. Demarcus Sharp is leading the team in scoring at 17.5 points per contest. Ja'Monta Black has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.1 going into the game.

The Governors' defense is presently ranked 50th nationally, allowing an average of 65.4 points per contest. Against Memphis in their most recent game, the Austin Peay defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing Memphis to hit 41% of their shots.

Will the Knights Win at Freedom Hall?

Bellarmine comes into this game against Austin Peay with a 4-11 overall record. In their 15 previous games, they have gone 1-9 on the road and 0-2 at home. As Bellarmine enters today's game, their ATS record sits at 4-7-1. Analyzing their performance in the previous five games, they are 1-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Bellarmine's games have averaged 140.8 points per game with the average over/under line being 139.8 points. The Knights have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 154 points per game.

The Bellarmine offense is coming off a game where they scored 85 points against High Point. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 8 threes. Ben Johnson led the team in scoring, putting up 32 points. Additionally, Peter Suder contributed 18 points for the Knights.

Currently, the Knights' defense holds the 179th rank in the nation, allowing 72.9 points per game. Against High Point in their most recent game, the Bellarmine defense gave up a total of 90 points while allowing High Point to hit 52% of their shots.