SE Missouri State Redhawks vs. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/12/14
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (7-19) at SE Missouri State Redhawks (13-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Show Me Center)
The Line: SE Missouri State Redhawks -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks head to the Show Me Center to face the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks.
The one thing that can be said of Tennessee-Martin is they can really score the basketball. The second thing you can say is the opposition has scored even more with the Skyhawks outscored 81-73 which explains their record. Both trends were in full force in an 84-78 defeat at SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday. This was an old fashioned shootout with UTM hanging tough with 51% from the field and ten more looks not quite enoug to over come 57% and 16-7 edge at the stripe. Mike Liabo paced the attack with 17 points and eight boards followed by 13 point efforts from Terence Smith and Myles Taylor while Justin Childs and Marshun Newell added 12 and ten points.
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Southeast Missouri State's road to success is through their high powered offense that is averaging nearly 83 points and ranked #15 in the country. The Redhawks do allow 78 points so generally an off day on the scoreboard isn't a good thing. SEMO didn't need to explode on the scoreboard in defeating Eastern Illinois 74-68 with the Panthers held to less then 41% shooting. The visitors didn't set the world on fire with 44% accuracy but that small edge and seven more makes at the line was the winning combination. Darrian Gray scored 18 points to lead the attack with Tyler Stone netting 16 points and grabbing seven boards while Jarekevious Bradley tossed in 13 points and grabbed ten rebounds.
I really don't have a lot of interest in taking or laying points as Tennessee-Martin struggles defensively and Southeast Missouri State has a 300+ strength of schedule. I would take a look at the over when released because points should be plentiful...