Tennessee-Martin vs. Eastern Kentucky - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (6-11) at Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (6-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Skyhawk Arena)
The Line: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Tenn-Martin Skyhawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Skyhawk Arena.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 67.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Nick Mayo is averaging 17.3 points and 6.7 rebounds while Dedric Boyd is averaging 12.8 points and 2.3 assists. DeAndre Dishman is the third double-digit scorer and Asante Gist is grabbing three rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have lost seven of their last eight road games.
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The Tenn-Martin Skyhawks also need a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Tenn-Martin Skyhawks are averaging 68.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Matthew Butler is averaging 16.9 points and 2.5 rebounds while Darius Thompson is averaging 15.2 points and 5.1 assists. Fatodd Lewis is the third double-digit scorer and DelFincko Bogan is dishing 2.4 assists. The Tenn-Martin Skyhawks are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Tenn-Martin Skyhawks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Tenn-Martin Skyhawks have won four of their last five home games.
The Colonels are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Skyhawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Colonels are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are one of those basketball teams that doesn't do anything above average and is just 3-9 against the number this season. The Tenn-Martin Skyhawks are a healthy 7-4 ATS this season and are an above-average shooting team from the field. Tenn-Martin has also been sharp at home where it's allowing just 40.2 percent shooting. I'll lay the reasonable line with the Skyhawks, as Eastern Kentucky is horrible.