Texas Tech vs. Tennessee-Martin - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (2-6) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (United Supermarkets Arena)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Wednesday night at the United Supermarkets Arena.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks look for their second road victory to climb out of a 2-6 hole. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are averaging 66.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Twymond Howard is averaging 13.3 points and 5.8 rebounds while Alex Anderson is averaging 12.1 points and 1.9 assists. Myles Taylor is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Jacolby Mobley is dishing 1.6 assists. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. Tennessee-Martin is allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 150 points in its last two games. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks have split their last 10 road games.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders look to keep rolling and add to their four-game winning streak. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 74.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 18.2 points and 2.7 assists while Zach Smith is averaging 9.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Keenan Evans is dishing 2.2 assists and Norense Odiase is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are shooting 28.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. Texas Tech is allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and has allowed under 70 points in two of its last three games. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have won four straight home games.
The Skyhawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Red Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Texas Tech's defense is going to be the difference in this game and Tennessee-Martin has already lost to far less talented teams than the Red Raiders. I look for the home team to win by double digits.