Tennessee-Martin vs. Tennessee State - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee State Tigers (19-8) at Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (17-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Skyhawk Arena)
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The Tennessee State Tigers and Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks meet Thursday at the Skyhawk Arena.
The Tennessee State Tigers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Tennessee State Tigers are averaging 73.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Keron Deshields is averaging 16.3 points and 3.1 assists while Tahjere McCall is averaging 14.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Wayne Martin is the third double-digit scorer and Darreon Reddick is dishing 1.4 assists. The Tennessee State Tigers are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Tigers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Tennessee State Tigers have split their last 10 road games.
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The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are averaging 70.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Twymond Howard is averaging 15.1 points and 2.5 assists while Myles Taylor is averaging 12.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. Alex Anderson is dishing 2.2 assists and Kedar Edwards is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Skyhawks are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks have won five straight home games.
The Tigers are 27-9 ATS in their last 36 road games and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Skyhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Tenn-Martin and 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
Both teams are playing impressive basketball right now and the outcome of this game is big in terms of the OVC standings. So, in a pick em game, I have to side with the home team. Besdies, the Skyhawks have beaten the Tigers in the last two meetings.