Tennessee-Martin vs. Murray State - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (25-4) at Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (18-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Skyhawk Arena)
The Line: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks and the Murray State Racers face off on Saturday at Skyhawk Arena in Ohio Valley Conference college basketball.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are 17-10 this season and they have won seven of their last 10 games. UTM is averaging 70 points and they are shooting 47.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Deville Smith leads the Skyhawks averaging 13.7 points per game. Marshun Newell is averaging 13.5 points and 6.9 rebounds, Twymond Howard is averaging 13.1 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Alex Anderson is averaging 11.5 points. Tennessee-Martin is 9-2 at home and 9-5 in the OVC.
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The Murray State Racers are 24-4 this season and they have won 23 games in a row. Murray State is averaging 79.5 points and they are shooting 48.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Cameron Payne leads the Racers averaging 19.8 points and 5.7 assists per game. Jarvis Williams is averaging 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds, T.J. Sapp is averaging 11.6 points, and Jeffery Moss is averaging 11.1 points. Murray State is 10-1 on the road and 14-0 in OVC play.
Tennessee-Martin is 11-23 against the spread following a win, 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games following three or more road games. Murray State is 2-7 against the spread following a win, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage above .600. The favorite has covered the point spread in 18 of the last 26 meetings of these two.
The line looks light but Murray State just doesn’t get it done against the number so Tennesee-Martin is the play.