Murray State vs. Tennessee-Martin - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (6-10) at Murray State Racers (11-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm (CFSB Center)
The Line: Murray State Racers -13.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 See the Latest Odds
The Murray State Racers lock horns with OVC foe the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks in Saturday college basketball.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are not the same team they were a season ago but they might be a spoiler. Tennessee-Martin has dropped to 1-2 in the Ohio Valley after a 75-69 loss at the Austin Peay Governors as a 6.5 point road dog. The Skyhawks trailed by eleven heading to the locker room and a late rally fell short in a even box score.
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Matthew Butler kept Tennessee-Martin competitive as he led all scorers with 23 points on 7-15 from the floor including 4-8 on long balls. The twosome of DelFincko Bogan Fatodd Lewis scored 12 points apiece and combined for nine rebounds followed by Kahari Beaufort with ten points and three steals on 4-8 from the field.
The Murray State Racers have been dominant at both ends of the hardwood in building a 3-0 record in the Ohio Valley. Murray State comes in off of an 88-73 rout of the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks as a 14.5 point favorite on Thursday where a 53.7%-45.5% shooting edge was enough to put this in the win column.
Jonathan Stark carried the Murray State offense with a 36 point performance on 9-16 from the floor including a 14-14 effort at the stripe while Temetrius Morant added 17 points five pulls, seven assists and five steals on 6-10 accuracy. Terrell Miller Jr. gave the Racers eleven points and seven rebounds with Jalen Dupree tossing in ten points.
UT Martin are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and UT Martin are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Ohio Valley and UT Martin are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 road games. Murray State are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and Murray State are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and Murray State are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Not much to say except Murray State can win by 25 if they even care to and the erratic Skyhawks won’t know what hit them…