The Austin Peay Governors (11-9) host the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (8-12) after winning three home games in a row. The Governors are double-digit favorites by 12.5 points in the matchup, which tips at 8:30 PM ET on Thursday, February 18, 2021. The matchup’s point total is set at 143.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 18, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Cougars (+12.5)

The Governors are favored by both DraftKings and the model, but the model has them winning by significantly less (12.5 to 8.6 points). Take the Cougars and the points.

Pick OU:
Under (143.5)

The model’s predicted total (143.3 points) and the DraftKings set total (143.5 points) are virtually the same for this contest.

Prediction: Austin Peay 76, SIU-Edwardsville 67

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Governors have an average implied point total of 75.4 this season, which is 2.6 points lower than their implied total in Thursday’s game (78).
  • So far this season, Austin Peay has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (78) five times.
  • The Cougars’ average implied point total on the season (75.1 points) is 9.1 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (66 points).
  • SIU-Edwardsville has scored more than this game’s implied total of 66 points 10 times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Austin Peay and SIU-Edwardsville Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 12.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Governors 10-8 1-2 10-7-1
Cougars 11-8 0-0 9-10

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Austin Peay

Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/16/2021 Southeast Missouri State Loss 84-81 2/15/2021 Murray State Loss 86-57
2/13/2021 Southeast Missouri State Win 78-63 2/13/2021 Jacksonville State Loss 80-60
2/11/2021 UT Martin Win 71-50 2/11/2021 Tennessee Tech Win 81-63
2/8/2021 UT Martin Loss 76-75 2/8/2021 Eastern Kentucky Loss 78-74
2/6/2021 Morehead State Loss 75-74 2/6/2021 Belmont Loss 94-62

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