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Tennessee Tech vs UT Martin Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds

Golden Eagles vs Skyhawks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at UT Martin Skyhawks
  • Where: Martin at Kathleen and Tom Elam Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 7th
  • Betting Odds: Tennessee Tech +6.5, TENTCH +225 | TMRT -287 O/U 145.0

Golden Eagles Preview:

Tennessee Tech will take the floor against the Skyhawks with an overall record of 5-11. So far, the Golden Eagles have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 0-8. For the season, Tennessee Tech has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 1-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Eagles being +6.5 point underdogs.

Jaylen Sebree comes into today’s game as the Golden Eagles’ leading scorer at 12.88 points per contest. Not only has Sebree been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Tennessee Tech’s top rebounder at 6.38 boards per contest. Behind Sebree, the team has benefited from the strong play of Tyrone Perry, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.38 points per game. Overall, he has hit 37.5% of his shots and is adding 2.56 boards per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Tennessee Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 156th in college basketball at 72.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 238th in the NCAA.

Skyhawks Preview:

Through 16 games, the UT Martin Skyhawks have an overall record of 10-6. Currently, the Skyhawks have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 8-0. The Skyhawks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, UT Martin has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 5-1.

UT Martin will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Parker Stewart who is averaging 16.88 points per game for the Skyhawks. Stewart is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Skyhawks’ offensive game plan is the play of KJ Simon who has hit 45.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.87 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UT Martin this season, as they are currently ranked 272nd in college basketball at 68.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Skyhawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.9%, placing them 475th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +6.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the UT Martin Skyhawks are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -6.5. However, we anticipate Tennessee Tech putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Skyhawks as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Golden Eagles to cover.

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