Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs. Florida Atlantic Owls - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (2-3) at Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (5-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Skyhawk Arena)
The Line: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls look to put the brakes on the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks in college basketball.
After suffering three consecutive defeats to kick off the season, the Florida Atlantic Owls are trying to get things going in the right direction with back to back victories. The Owls are coming off of a 79-62 win versus South Florida as a 4.5 point favorite where a 40-28 second half run broke open a close contest. FAU had advantages throughout the boxscore with a45%-37.5% shooting edge including 11-21 on threes and eight more free throws. Florida Atlantic received a game high 16 points and eight boards from Jailyn Ingram with Ronald Delph adding 14 points and eleven rebounds while Gardarius Troutman netted 15 points.
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The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks were in cruise control with five consecutive victories before running in to Kentucky. That put an end to the Skyhawks good times in a 11-76 loss as a 29 point underdog where the deficit was 15 at the break and slowly grew until the final buzzer. The Wildcats burned the nets at 55% while UTM was held to 41% which was a difference of 14 baskets with UK totaling eight more looks which was a huge difference maker. Matthew Butler led the Tennessee-Martin attack with 15 points and six giveaways with Jacolby Mobley tossing in 14 points on 6-16 while Kedar Edwards and Javier Martinez netted 13 and eleven points respectively.
The under is 8-1-1 in Florida Atlantic last 10 overall and the under is 16-5 in Florida Atlantic last 21 Tuesday games while Florida Atlantic are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. The over is 6-2-1 in UTM last 9 overall and are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall while the over is 5-2-1 in UTM last 8 home games.
I don’t have a good feel for Florida Atlantic but they do return four starters and a decent frontcourt…