Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles - 1/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (12-5) at Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (9-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Skyhawk Arena)
The Line: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks host the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in OVC action.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles haven’t been much of a factor in the Ohio Valley in recent memory but at 12-5 perhaps this might be the year things change. The Golden Eagles have won four in a row after edging Austin Peay as a two point road dog. The Governors connected at 47% with TT countering at 54% including a 12-24 from beyond the arc with the only black mark being 15 turnovers. Shirmane Thomas poured in a game high 27 points with seven assists on 10-17 from the field while Anthony Morse adding 12 points and ten rebounds before fouling out in 23 points. Hakeem Rogers tossed in nine points with Mason Ramsey and Aleska Jugovic netting eight points apiece.
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The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks struggled early on before catching fire with seven consecutive victories. The Morehead State Eagles ended the good times with a 64-58 win as a 7.5 point home favorite. The Skyhawks allowed 40% shooting but did not take advantage on 31% accuracy with a 6-25 performance from beyond the arc costing UTM win number eight in a row. Twymond Howard kept Tennessee-Martin in the game with a contest best 22 points and 14 rebounds on 7-19 from the floor with Kedar Edwards netting 15 points on 5-13. Jalen Variste and Jacolby Mobley combined for 15 points but offensive options were scarce.
Tennessee Tech are 4-9-1 in their last 14 road games. The under is 8-1-1 in Tennessee-Martin last 10 Wednesday games and the Skyhawks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The road team is 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the underdog is 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings. The Golden Eagles have generally fared well in this match up although this looks like a coin flip…