SIU Edwardsville vs. Tennessee-Martin - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (12-12) at SIU Edwardsville Cougars (4-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Vadalabene Center)
The Line: SIU Edwardsville Cougars +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks and SIU Edwardsville Cougars meet Saturday at the Vadalabene Center.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are averaging 68.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Twymond Howard is averaging 13.9 points and 6.9 rebounds while Alex Anderson is averaging 11.9 points and 2.2 assists. Myles Taylor is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Jacolby Mobley is dishing 1.8 assists. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Skyhawks are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks have split their last 18 road games.
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The SIU Edwardsville Cougars need a win after losing 11 of their last 12 games. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are averaging 65.6 points on 38.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Burak Eslik is averaging 14.2 points and 2.5 rebounds while Carlos Anderson is averaging 10.6 points and two assists. Yemi Makanjuola is grabbing six rebounds and C.J. Carr is dishing 3.2 assists. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cougars are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars have split their last 18 home games.
The Skyhawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win. The Cougars are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Skyhawks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Cougars are a tough team to back with losses in 11 of their last 12 games, especially against a UT Martin team that's been pretty good on the road this season. I have to go with the road team here.