There are two teams in the OVC that are playing their best ball of the year right now and SEMO is one of those. There's more than one reason for this but the main two reasons are better defense and the guards started to relax and just play the game and are starting to shoot the ball like everyone thought they would all year. It seemed to start three games ago when Marland Smith finally broke SEMO's all time record for 3pt shots made in a career. In the last three games Marland is 22-35 62% from the floor and 17-26 65% from three. In the last three games SEMO is 85-165 51% from the floor and 32-62 51% from three. In those games SEMO held the opposition to 77-198 38% from the floor and 16-57 28% from three. In the last two games SEMO has made 27 three point shots. When they get this kind of play from their guards to go along with the inside game of Tyler Stone and Nino Johnson this becomes a very dangerous team for anyone in this conference.
With three conference games remaining it looks like SEMO will make the conference tournament but a win in this game would guaranty it. This will be senior night for JSU and of course they will want to win it but they are barred from the OVC postseason tournament. So that incentive is not there for them. I LOVE SEMO in the underdog role and I believe they win this one outright so I'm splitting this bet.
5* #803 SEMO +5 -110
2* #803 SEMO ML +180