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Tennessee-Martin vs. SE Missouri State - 2/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
SE Missouri State at Tennessee-Martin
Date & Time Thursday February 14, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
Skyhawk Arena
Union City, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Tennessee-Martin -4.5 -- Over/Under: 145
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | SE Missouri State at Tennessee-Martin
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The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks and UT Martin Skyhawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Skyhawk Arena.

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are averaging 69.1 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Ledarrius Brewer is averaging 13.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Skyler Hogan is averaging 10.6 points and one assist. Alex Caldwell is dishing 1.8 assists and Isaiah Gable is grabbing three rebounds. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have lost their last seven road games.

The UT Martin Skyhawks could use a win after splitting their last six games. The UT Martin Skyhawks are averaging 73 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.7 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Quintin Dove is averaging 13 points and five rebounds while Preston Parks is averaging 11.4 points and four rebounds. Derek Hawthorne Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Little is dishing four assists. The UT Martin Skyhawks are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The UT Martin Skyhawks are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The UT Martin Skyhawks have won their last three home games.

The Redhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Skyhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Ohio Valley and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Redhawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Tenn-Martin and the home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 23-9 in Skyhawks last 32 overall. The over is 5-2 in Redhawks last 7 overall.

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have not only lost six of their last eight games, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 12.4 points while shooting under 40 percent from the field. Even at 8-5 ATS on the road this season, it's hard to get behind Southeast Missouri at the moment. The UT Martin Skyhawks come to life offensively at home where they've won three straight and have covered four of their last five games. The home team has also won seven of the last nine meetings between UT Martin and Southeast Missouri. I'll eat the chalk with the Skyhawks at home.

Pick:
Tennessee-Martin -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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