Austin Peay Governors vs. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (19-13) vs. Austin Peay Governors (17-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Nashville Municipal Auditorium)
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The Austin Peay Governors will play the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks in the OVC Tournament Championship Game on Saturday.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are 19-13 (10-6) and are the #2 seed in the OVC tournament. Tennessee-Martin won their first game of the OVC tournament against Morehead State by a score of 83-70. Tennessee-Martin swept the season series with Austin Peay by scores of 86-77 and 85-84. 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 Austin Peay Governors are 17-17 (7-9) and are the #8 seed in the OVC tournament. Austin Peay won their first two games of the OVC tournament against Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech, before beating Belmont by a score 97-96 yesterday. Austin Peay is averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 75.5 points per game. Austin Peay is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Chris Horton is averaging 18.9 points per game and 12.1 rebounds per game for Austin Peay. Josh Robinson is averaging 16.3 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Governors. Austin Peay is shooting 66.2% on free throws, 33.6% on three-pointers, and 46% on all field goal attempts.
Austin Peay has come from the #8 seed to shock the OVC and is one win away from getting to the NCAA Tournament. Tennessee-Martin is the #2 seed and looked good against Morehead State in their last game. Austin Peay has the higher scoring offense, while Tennessee-Martin has the better defense. This should be a good game but I am going with Tennessee-Martin to win.