Belmont vs Tennessee-Martin College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Belmont vs Tennessee-Martin College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (3-5) at Belmont Bruins (11-1)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Curb Event Center)

The Line: Belmont Bruins -20 -- Over/Under: 152 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The UT Martin Skyhawks and Belmont Bruins meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Curb Event Center Arena.

The UT Martin Skyhawks need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The UT Martin Skyhawks are averaging 80 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Cameron Holden is averaging 18.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Eden Holt is averaging 13.3 points and three rebounds. Jaron Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Thomas is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The UT Martin Skyhawks are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The UT Martin Skyhawks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.

The Belmont Bruins look to stay hot while building on their 11-1 record. The Belmont Bruins are averaging 80 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Luke Smith is averaging 17.6 points and 2.5 assists while Nick Muszynski is averaging 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. JaCobi Wood is the third double-digit scorer and Grayson Murphy is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Belmont Bruins are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Belmont Bruins are allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.

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The Skyhawks are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bruins are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 28-12 in Skyhawks last 40 overall. The under is 6-1 in Skyhawks last 7 road games. The under is 15-7 in Bruins last 22 overall.

The UT Martin Skyhawks are watching their season fall apart rather quickly, and they don't have the offensive horses to hang in this contest. The Belmont Bruins are one of the hotter teams in the country right now, and they've done a great job of beating up on the teams they're supposed to beat up on. With the way these teams are trending, this should be a comfortable victory for Belmont. I'll lay the chalk. 

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Randy’s Pick Belmont Bruins -20

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