Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs. SIU Edwardsville Cougars - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
SIU Edwardsville Cougars (6-20) at Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (16-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Skyhawk Arena)
The Line: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks -11.5 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds
The SIU Edwardsville Cougars will travel to play the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks in an OVC game on Saturday.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are 16-12 (8-5) and are coming off of a win against Eastern Illinois by a score of 87-84. Tennessee-Martin has lost 6 games in a row and is currently tied for 1st in the OVC West standings. Tennessee-Martin defeated SIU Edwardsville by a score of 79-62 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Tennessee-Martin is averaging 73.1 points per game while giving up 71.4 points per game. Tennessee-Martin is also averaging 37.1 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Twymond Howard is averaging 15.2 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for Tennessee-Martin. Alex Anderson is averaging 12.1 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Skyhawks. Tennessee-Martin is shooting 72% on free throws, 34.3% on three-pointers, and 43.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are 6-20 (3-11) and are coming off of a win against Southeast Missouri State by a score of 72-69. SIU Edwardsville has won 2 games in a row and is currently 5th in the OVC West standings. SIU Edwardsville is averaging 65.9 points per game while giving up 73.8 points per game. SIE Edwardsville is also averaging 35.9 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game. Burak Eslik is averaging 14.8 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for SIU Edwardsville. Carlos Anderson is averaging 10.1 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Cougars. SIU Edwardsville is shooting 70.5% on free throws, 31% on three-pointers, and 39.8% on all field goal attempts.
SIU Edwardsville is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. SIU Edwardsville is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 games for SIU Edwardsville. Tennessee-Martin is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. Tennessee-Martin is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 4-0-1 in Tennessee-Martin’s last 5 games. The over is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Tennessee-Martin is the better team in this matchup and is at home for this game. SIU Edwardsville is inconsistent on offense and is allowing about 74 points per game. Tennessee-Martin should be able to win this game at home easily.