Tennessee-Martin vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee-Martin vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars (7-22) at Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (8-19)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Skyhawk Arena)

The Line: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks -4 -- Over/Under: 149.5

TV: ESPN+

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars and UT Martin Skyhawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Skyhawk Arena.

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are averaging 67.1 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Zeke Moore is averaging 13.1 points and 3.7 rebounds while Cameron Williams is averaging 10.2 points and 3.7 rebounds. Tyresse Williford is dishing 4.2 assists and Mike Adewunmi is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars have lost six of their last seven road games.

The UT Martin Skyhawks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The UT Martin Skyhawks are averaging 76.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 82.9 points on 50 percent shooting. Parker Stewart is averaging 19.7 points and 4.1 rebounds while Quintin Dove is averaging 18.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. Derek Hawthorne Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Craig Randall II is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The UT Martin Skyhawks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The UT Martin Skyhawks are allowing 42 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The UT Martin Skyhawks have lost four of their last six home games.

The road team is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Both of these teams are awful straight up and against the spread and you can certainly do better on a decent Thursday college basketball card. With that said, the SIU Edwardsville Cougars lose on the road by an average of 12.6 points and shoot just 41.1 percent from the field. The UT Martin Skyhawks may be on a nasty losing streak, but they still win at home by an average of 3.3 points and shoot 47 percent from the field. The UT Martin Skyhawks are also 2-0 against the spread as a favorite. I'll lay the chalk with the Skyhawks, but there's much better options out there.

Randy’s Pick Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks -4

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.