Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Lions versus the Redhawks? Tip off is at at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. The over/under for this game is set at 147.5 points, and the Redhawks are the home favorites against the Lions in a Ohio Valley conference matchup.


The Pick: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks -3.5

This game will be played at Show Me Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, January 11th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 84-63 in favor of the Redhawks.
  • Not only will Southeast Missouri State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 147 points.

Can the Lions Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

After losing their last game to Western Illinois by a score of 68-57, Lindenwood will look to snap their three-game losing streak. So far this season, they have a record of 6-9 and have gone 0-2 in Ohio Valley Conference play.

As the underdog, the Lions have gone 3-8 this season, and they will enter this game as 3.5-point underdogs. On the road, Lindenwood has gone 3-6, and their average scoring margin on the road is -13.9 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Lindenwood has gone 5-6 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark currently sits at 4-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lions are 5-5 vs. the spread. In their most recent 3 road contests, Lindenwood is 1-2 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Lindenwood games is 5-7. The average scoring total in their games this year is 137.7 points, which is slightly below their average over/under line of 138.8 points. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points, and their OU record during that stretch is 0-2.

In their latest game, Lindenwood offense put up 57 points against Western Illinois. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.3% and made 2 threes. Keenon Cole is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.1 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Darius Beane brings a PPG average of 13.3 into the game.

At present, the Lions' defense is nationally ranked 150th, allowing 71.3 points per game. Against Western Illinois, the Lions' defense gave up 68 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Western Illinois only made 10 free-throws.

Will Southeast Missouri State Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

So far this season, Southeast Missouri State has gone 2-3 at home and 0-7 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is -10.6, while their average scoring margin on the road is -19.9. They have gone 2-1 when favored and 0-9 when the underdog.

Over their last ten games at home, the Redhawks have gone 7-3. Their most recent game was a 68-61 loss to Western Illinois. On the year, they have gone 6-10, including a 1-2 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play.

As the favorite this season, Southeast Missouri State has a 1-2 record vs. the spread and an overall ATS mark of 3-9. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Redhawks are 5-5, including a 3-2 mark in their last five.

So far this season, the over/under record in Southeast Missouri State games is 6-6, and today's over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.2). Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 147 points, and their over/under record during this stretch is 3-1.

Most recently, the Southeast Missouri State offense finished with just 61 points vs. Western Illinois. For the game, they hit 5/16 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 41.9%. On the offensive front, the Redhawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, ranking 326th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 339th in terms of percentage and 263rd in three-pointers made.

So far, the Redhawks' defense is ranked 230th in the country at 74.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.6 threes per game vs. Lindenwood. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 26.7%.