The UT Martin Skyhawks and Eastern Illinois Panthers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Lantz Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The UT Martin Skyhawks Betting Preview
The UT Martin Skyhawks are averaging 81 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Parker Stewart is averaging 16.3 points and 4.6 rebounds, while KJ Simon is averaging 15.3 points and 4.8 rebounds. Jordan Sears is the third double-digit scorer and KK Curry is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The UT Martin Skyhawks are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The UT Martin Skyhawks are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
The Eastern Illinois Panthers Betting Preview
The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 68.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Kinyon Hodges is averaging 13.8 points and 2.7 assists, while Yaakema Rose Jr. is averaging 9.5 points and 4 rebounds. Cameron Haffner is grabbing 1.5 rebounds and Caleb Donaldson is dishing 2.9 assists. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 62.4 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
Tennessee-Martin vs Eastern Ill Trends
The Skyhawks are 17-36 ATS in their last 53 road games and 8-19 ATS in their last 27 Thursday games. The Panthers are 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Skyhawks last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Eastern Illinois Panthers just aren't a good team, and they're getting worse, which includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 9 points. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks have issues of their own, but they've been the better team this season overall. Eastern Illinois is 5-11-1 ATS as an underdog. Give me the road favorite.