The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles look to stamp their first ticket to the NCAA Tournament since 1963 when they take on SE Missouri State in the 2023 OVC Tournament championship game on Saturday. Tennessee Tech is the No. 2 seed in and enjoyed a double-bye. It only needed to defeat UT Martin to advance to the finals. SEMO, meanwhile, has powered through the bracket as the No. 5 seed, knocking off Lindenwood, Tennessee State and top-seeded Morehead State in a three-day span.
Tipoff from Ford Center in Indiana is set for 8 p.m. ET. The latest SE Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook list this the Golden Eagles at -1.5, while the over/under for total points scored is 144.5. Before locking in any SEMO vs. Tennessee Tech vs. SEMO picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Tennessee Tech vs. SEMO and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for SEMO vs. Tennessee Tech:
- SE Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech spread: Tennessee Tech -1.5
- SE Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech over/under: 144.5 points
- SE Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech money line: Golden Eagles -125, Redhawks +105
- TNTC: Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall
- SEMO: Redhawks are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games
- SE Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why SE Missouri State can cover
Sophomore guard Phillip Russell is a three-level scoring facilitator for the Redhawks. Russell has a secure jumper with the court vision to set up the offense. The Missouri native is second in the OVC in both scoring (18.1) and assists (5). He's also sixth in the conference in steals (1.5). On March 2, Russell finished with 18 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
Senior guard Chris Harris is another scoring force in the backcourt. Harris has good ball handles and uses his quickness to penetrate the lane constantly. The Illinois native averages 15 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest. He has put up at least 20 points in four of his last six games. On Thursday, Harris logged 29 points and 12 boards.
Why Tennessee Tech can cover
Tennessee Tech will clearly be fresher in this matchup after playing just one game in the OVC Tournament thus far. The Golden Eagles have been solid against the spread this season, going 17-11-1 ATS this season. They are 9-7 ATS when playing away from home this season.
They have a balanced offensive attack that features four players who average double-digit scoring. Forward Jaylen Sebree leads the way with 15.5 points per game. He and guard Jayvis Harvey both shoot higher than 40% from 3-point range, making the Golden Eagles a tough team to defend.
How to make Tennessee Tech vs. SEMO picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 153 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
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