UT-Martin Skyhawks (3-8) at Morehead State Eagles (10-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Ellis T Johnson Arena)
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -13 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The UT-Martin Skyhawks and the Morehead State Eagles meet in college basketball action from Ellis T. Johnson Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The UT-Martin Skyhawks will look to rebound from a 113-73 loss to Eastern Kentucky last time out. Cameron Holden leads UT-Martin in scoring and rebounding with 17.1 PPG with 8.5 RPG as the lone double-digit scorer for UT-Martin coming into this game against Morehead State while Eden Holt has 9.9 PPG with 3.4 APG and Anthony Thomas is right behind with 9.8 PPG this season for the Skyhawks. As a team, UT-Martin is averaging 69.4 PPG on 39.6% shooting from the field, 33% from 3-point range and 75.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 82.7 PPG on 50.5% shooting from the field and 40.6% shooting from 3-point range.
The Morehead State Eagles will look to add to their 10-6 record after a 76-65 win over Southeast Missouri State last time out. Devon Cooper has 11.4 PPG with 5.6 RPG and 2 APG while Johni Broome has 11.2 PPG with a team-high 7.3 RPG to make up the pair of double-digit scorers for Morehead State this season. Skyelar Potter also has 9.7 PPG and 5.3 RPG for the Eagles this season. As a team, Morehead State is averaging 65 PPG on 44.2% shooting from the field, 31.5% from 3-point range and 65.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 63.8 PPG on 41.4% shooting from the field and 30.5% from 3-point range this season.
UT-Martin is 5-16 ATS in their last 21 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 21-8 in their last 29 games following a loss. Morehead State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games while the under is 36-16 in their last 52 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
It’s not often that I’d associate the Morehead State Eagles with being a double-digit favorite, but that’s just a testament to how well the Eagles have been playing and how bad UT-Martin’s looked at times this season. I just think we see a game where Morehead State just blows by the Skyhawks kind of like hwo Eastern Kentucky did, just maybe not with 113 points. I’ll lay the points with Morehead State in this one.