Morehead State Eagles vs. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (9-7) at Morehead State Eagles (7-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Ellis Johnson Arena)
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -8.5 -- Over/Under: 130 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks travel to the Morehead State Eagles for an OVC tilt.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks didn’t begin the season as well as I thought they would but things have been changing for the better. The Skyhawks have won seven in a row and are trying to make a name for themselves. UTM is coming off of a 78-70 victory at Eastern Kentucky as a four point road dog. The Skyhawks connected at 58% but gave the ball away 18 times to open the door for the 41% Colonels who managed 16 more looks at the basket. Jacolby Mobley led a trio of double digit scorers with 18 points on 6-9 including four bombs with Twymond Howard dropping 16 points and snagging five yanks while Myles Taylor added 15 points and seven rebounds.
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The Morehead Eagles have a chance to make some noise in the Ohio Valley if they can turn close defeats in to wins. The Eagles lost four straight by six points or less before getting in the win column with a 96-69 rout of Southeast Missouri State on Thursday. The Eagles were up 15 after 20 minutes and continued the carnage in the second half behind almost 55% accuracy and 17 more shots thanks to 19 SEMO giveaways. Brent Arrington was the Eagles star with a contest best 21 point, five yank, five assist and six steal performance. DeJuan Marrero added 12 points and five helpers with Corban Collins scoring eleven while Miguel Dicant and Treshand Williams tossed in ten points apiece.
The under is 41-20-2 in the Skyhawks last 63 road games. Morehead State are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Ohio Valley and the over is 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Ohio Valley while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games. Morehead is dangerous but I like what I have been seeing from Tennessee-Martin…