Texas A&M-CC vs Southeast Missouri State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 14 NCAA Tournament Game

Texas A&M-CC vs Southeast Missouri State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 14 NCAA Tournament Game


Texas A&M-CC vs Southeast Missouri State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Tournament Game
  • Texas A&M-CC (23-10) vs. Southeast Missouri State (19-16)
  • Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
  • Venue: UD Arena -- Dayton, Ohio
  • Coverage: truTV

The 2023 NCAA Tournament kicks off with a First Four matchup between the No. 16 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks and No. 16 Texas A&M-CC Islanders on Tuesday night. The Redhawks are making their second all-time appearance in the Big Dance, while the Islanders are making their third.

Southeast Missouri State captured the Ohio Valley Conference title after upsetting Morehead State and Tennessee Tech over the last week. Meanwhile, Texas A&M-CC won the Southland Conference title as the No. 1 seed and boasts a 23-10 overall record.

Which team will move on to play Alabama? Let's find out.

Texas A&M-CC vs Southeast Missouri State Odds & Spread

Texas A&-CC enters this contest as a moderate favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6:40 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 154.5 points, which ranks as the highest of the First Four's projected totals.

Texas A&M-CC vs Southeast Missouri State Betting Trends

  • Texas A&M-CC has covered the spread 18 times in 29 games.
  • As 4.5-point favorites or more, the Islanders are 12-7 against the spread.
  • There have been 20 Texas A&M-CC's games (out of 29) that hit the over this season.
  • Southeast Missouri State has 19 wins in 33 games against the spread this season.
  • The Redhawks are 6-4 as 4.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Southeast Missouri State has played 33 games this year, and 21 of them have gone over the total.
Texas A&M-CC Rank Texas A&M-CC AVG Southeast Missouri State AVG Southeast Missouri State Rank
17th 80.4 Points Scored 77.7 44th
254th 72.5 Points Allowed 76 327th
62nd 33.7 Rebounds 32.5 129th
43rd 10.2 Off. Rebounds 8.3 204th
126th 7.8 3pt Made 7.9 116th
27th 15.7 Assists 13.7 131st
245th 12.5 Turnovers 12.6 257th

Texas A&M-CC vs Southeast Missouri State Prediction & Pick

No one expected to see Southeast Missouri State dancing given it finished the regular season with a losing record (15-16). The Redhawks caught fire during their conference tourney, though, and head to Dayton in a role they have become used to. They are underdogs again, this time to Texas A&M-CC.

There is a clear reason for that, however. Texas A&M-CC is one of the better 16-seeds in recent years, ranking 37th in offensive efficiency and 24th in points per game (78.3) this year. The Islanders play at a fast pace (No. 67 in possessions per game) as well and should pick apart a subpar Redhawks defense.

Texas A&M-CC has won 12 of its last 13 games, so back the Islanders to get the job done in Dayton.

Final Score Prediction: Texas A&M-CC: 83 | Southeast Missouri State: 76

Texas A&M-CC vs Southeast Missouri State Best Bet

Backing Texas A&M-CC as a small favorite is a valuable play here, but backing the over is the way to go. After all, the total has hit the over in six of Southeast Missouri State's last seven games as well as in four of Texas A&M-CC's last five games. Each team is putting up at least 77.2 points per contest.

The over has also cashed in seven of Southeast Missouri State's last eight games as an underdog and in 15 of Texas A&M-CC's last 20 games as a favorite. While it's been mentioned that the Islanders play at a fast pace, keep in mind that the Redhawks rank all the way up at third in possessions per game.

Bet: Over 154.5 Total Points (-110)

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