Arkansas State vs. Tennessee-Martin - 12/5/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (1-7) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Convocation Center-AR)
The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks visit the Arkansas State Red Wolves in OVC versus Sun Belt college basketball.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks lost many of their top scorers from a season ago and its showing up in their record. Tennessee-Martin has dropped five straight capped off by a 66-63 loss at the Chattanooga Mocs as a 6.5 point underdog on Saturday. The Skyhawks easily won the shooting battle 44.9%-36.5% but Chattanooga hit nine more free throws which was the difference.
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The UT Martin offense revolved around Matthew Butler who exploded for a contest high 27 points on 9-18 from the floor including five makes from beyond the arc while Fatodd Lewis added eleven points and seven rebounds on 4-12 shooting with a 3-6 mark on three pointers. Terrence Parker gave the Skyhawks five points and seven boards and Darius Thompson chipped in with seven points, three yanks and three assists.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves need a quick reversal of fortune after losing three in a row. Arkansas State comes in off of a 75-72 defeat at the Cleveland State Vikings as a 1.5 point underdog. Both teams connected at an identical 48.3% from the field with the Red Wolves hitting more threes but falling short at the stripe 12-4 which was decisive.
Deven Simms paced a balanced Arkansas State offense with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists on 6-11 from the floor with Tristan Walley adding 13 points, seven boards on 4-8 accuracy including 3-5 from distance. Ty Cockfield gave the ASU offense another 12 points while Tamas Brice and Rashad Lindsey combined for 19 points.
UT Martin are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 versus the Sun Belt and UT Martin are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 road games. Arkansas State are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games overall and under is 11-4 in Arkansas State last 15 home games and Arkansas State are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games.
This is a pick your poison type game where finding an advantage is nothing more then flipping a coin…