Looking to win big? The Cougars and Screaming Eagles face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Screaming Eagles are hosting the game at Screaming Eagles Arena in Evansville, IN. SIUE is favored by -3 in this Ohio Valley conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 140 points.

SIUE COUGARS VS SOUTHERN INDIANA SCREAMING EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: SIUE Cougars -3

This game will be played at Screaming Eagles Arena at 8:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE SIUE COUGARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 84-65 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Not only will SIUE pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 149 points.

Will the Cougars Win on the Road?

SIUE has struggled on the road this season, going just 1-9 away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -9.7 points per game. They have lost two straight games and are 13-11 overall.

So far this season, SIUE has been the favorite in 12 games, going 9-3 in those contests. They are favored by three points today against Southern Indiana.

SIUE has an ATS record of 10-10-1 this season, going 3-6-1 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Cougars have a 7-5 ATS mark. Over their last three road games, SIUE is 1-2 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 140 is higher than the average over/under line in SIUE's games this season (139.5). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 149 points.

In their latest game, SIUE offense put up 68 points against Morehead State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40% and made 3 threes. The top scorer for the Cougars was Ray'Sean Taylor with 22 points, while Damarco Minor also chipped in with 18 points.

The Cougars' defense is presently ranked 91st nationally, allowing an average of 68.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Morehead State, the Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 79 points vs. SIUE.

Will the Southern Indiana Defense Show Up at Home?

Heading into tonight's game, Southern Indiana is 6-18 overall and 3-8 in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Screaming Eagles have lost two in a row, and they are 3-15 this season when listed as the underdog.

At home, Southern Indiana is 1-8 this season, and they have lost their last five games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, the Screaming Eagles are 3-7.

As the underdog, Southern Indiana has gone 10-8 vs. the spread this season. In their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. At home this season, the Screaming Eagles have an ATS mark of just 3-6.

So far this season, the over/under record for Southern Indiana games is 10-11, and today's line of 140 is right around the average over/under line in their games (141.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points, which is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season. In their last five games, the average scoring total is 148 points.

In their latest game, Southern Indiana offense put up 71 points against Eastern Illinois. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 37.5% and made 8 threes. On the offensive front, the Screaming Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, ranking 373rd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 271st in terms of percentage and 271st in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, Southern Indiana is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Southern Indiana's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.2% this season.