Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (10-11) at Eastern Illinois Panthers (7-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Lantz Arena)
The Line: Eastern Illinois Panthers -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks look for a conference win at the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks need a reversal of fortunes before the conference schedule gets too far out of reach. The Skyhawks fell to 2-4 in the Ohio Valley following a 68-60, overtime loss at Southeast Missouri State as an eight point favorite. The Redhawks jumped to a 17 point lead at the half before UTM came all the way back to send it to OT. In a sloppy affair both teams turned the ball over 18 times with SE Missouri State holding a 37%-34% edge in marksmanship with a few more baskets and four more free throws. Kedar Edwards exploded for 18 points and 14 rebound with Alex Anderson tossing in 16 points while Javier Martin.
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The 7-13 Eastern Illinois Panthers have been playing their best basketball the last two weeks with wins in three of four to even their record at 4-4 in the OVC. The Panthers knocked off Austin Peay 87-86 in overtime as a five point road dog on Saturday. The 47% shooting of Eastern Illinois added up to four more field goals versus the 43% shooting of the Governors. EIU received a team high 20 points and nine rebounds from Trae Anderson followed by an 18 point, seven assist effort from AJ Riley. Cornell Johnston added ten points, six pulls and six helpers from Marshawn Blackmon while Demetrius McReynolds and Casey Teson added nine points and five yanks apiece.
The under is 6-2 in Tennessee-Martin last 8 overall and the Skyhawks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games while the under is 43-21-2 in their last 66 road games. The over is 9-3 in Eastern Illinois last 12 home games and is 13-5 in the Panthers last 18 Thursday games while going 10-4 in their last 14 vs. Ohio Valley. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. This looks risk no matter the side…