Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs. Murray State Racers - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (11-10) at Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (10-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Skyhawk Arena)
The Line: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks 0 -- Over/Under: 132 See the Latest Odds
The Murray State Racers shoot for another conference win at the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks.
The Murray State Racers were supposed to be the top team in their division in the Ohio Valley and have begun to show signs of that potential with three consecutive victories to improve to 6-3 in the conference. The Racers are coming off of a 75-71 road win versus Eastern Kentucky as a 1.5 point favorite. The Colonels burned the nets at 54.5% but the Racers were competitive on 47% shooting because of nine more shots and eleven offensive rebounds. The duo of Demarcus Croaker and Wayne Langston netted 18 points apiece with Langston snagging eight rebounds. Justin Seymour tossed in 12 points while Gee McGhee added eleven points, five pulls and five assists.
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The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are in need of a momentum shift as a decent start to the season has turned in to a four game slide. The Skyhawks will look to bounce back from an 82-74 defeat at Eastern Illinois on Thursday with the Panthers pulling away late. UTM shot the ball well at 50% but hurt their chances with 15 turnovers while the Panthers 40% marksmanship worked because of four more bombs and ten more free throws. Twymond Howard led Tennessee-Martin with 14 points and five yanks with Javier Martinez added 12 points and five pulls. Alex Anderson and Myles Taylor combined for 21 points with Jacolby Mobley chipping in with nine points.
The under is 7-2 in Murray State last 9 overall and is 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Ohio Valley while the Racers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The under is 10-2 in Tennessee-Martin last 12 Saturday games and the Skyhawks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games while going 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings and the favorite is 19-8 ATS in the last 27 meetings. I think Murray State is the better squad at this point…