Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (8-21) vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (9-20)
February 26, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles -7.5 / Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks +7.5; Over/Under: +146
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The UT Martin Skyhawks and Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Hooper Eblen Center. The UT Martin Skyhawks look to snap a six-game losing streak. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The UT Martin Skyhawks are averaging 68.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 43.3 percent shooting. KJ Simon is averaging 16.8 points and 4.9 rebounds, while KK Curry is averaging 9.9 points and 5 rebounds. Darius Simmons is dishing 1.3 assists and Bernie Andre is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The UT Martin Skyhawks are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The UT Martin Skyhawks are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are averaging 72.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Jr. Clay is averaging 13.2 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Keishawn Davidson is averaging 10.2 points and 4.3 assists. Kenny White Jr. is dishing 1.6 assists and Mamoudou Diarra is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.
The Skyhawks are 19-39 ATS in their last 58 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The Golden Eagles are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 16-5-1 in Skyhawks last 22 overall. The over is 7-1 in Golden Eagles last 8 overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks simply don’t cover numbers on the road, where they lose by an average of 11.8 points. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have issues in their own right, but at least they’re at home here, where they win by an average of 5.5 points and shoot 48.3 percent from the field. This line is an indication of just how bad the Skyhawks are, not validation of Tennessee Tech. I’ll lay the points if forced to pick.