Morehead State Eagles vs. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks - 3/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (18-13) vs. Morehead State Eagles (19-11)
College Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Nashville Municipal Auditorium)
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The Morehead State Eagles will play the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks in the semi-finals of the OVC Tournament.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are 18-13 (10-6) and are the #2 seed in the OVC tournament. Tennessee-Martin finished the regular season by winning 8 of their last 9 games and is coming off of a loss to Murray State by a score of 79-55. Tennessee-Martin is averaging 72.3 points per game while giving up 70.5 points per game. Tennessee-Martin is also averaging 36.5 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game. Twymond Howard is averaging 15.1 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game for Tennessee-Martin. Myles Taylor is averaging 12.4 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for the Skyhawks. Tennessee-Martin is shooting 71.1% on free throws, 34.5% on three-pointers, and 44.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Morehead State Eagles are 19-11 (11-5) and are the #3 seed in the OVC tournament. Morehead State won their first game of the OVC tournament against Murray State by a score of 75-66. Morehead State defeated Tennessee-Martin by a score of 64-58 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Morehead State is averaging 72.3 points per game while giving up 66.7 points per game. Morehead State is also averaging 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Corban Collins (Questionable) is averaging 11.8 points per game and 3.1 assists per game for Morehead State. Xavier Moon is averaging 9.7 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Morehead State is shooting 68.8% on free throws, 37.7% on three-pointers, and 44.1% on all field goal attempts.
This should be a very entertaining game between two very good teams in the OVC. Morehead State is the better defensive team and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. Morehead State also won these two teams only meeting of the regular season. Tennessee-Martin finished the regular season playing great basketball, and I like them to win this game. I am going with the points here.