Check out our free UT Martin vs Southeast Missouri State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Cape Girardeau. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
UT Martin vs Southeast Missouri State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds
Skyhawks vs Redhawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UT Martin Skyhawks at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
- Where: Cape Girardeau at Show Me Center
- Date: Thursday, January 19th
- Betting Odds: UT Martin +6, TMRT +211 | SEMST -268 O/U 154.5
UT Martin will take the floor against the Redhawks with an overall record of 11-8. So far, the Skyhawks have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 3-7. For the season, UT Martin has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 2-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Skyhawks being +6 point underdogs.
UT Martin will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Parker Stewart who is averaging 16.58 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 46.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.24 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.
The Southeast Missouri State will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 3 game win streak and have an overall record of 9-10. Currently, the Redhawks have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 4-3. The Redhawks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Southeast Missouri State has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 2-0.
Southeast Missouri State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Phillip Russell who is averaging 17.47 points per game for the Redhawks. Russell 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 Redhawks’ offensive game plan is the play of Chris Harris who has hit 38.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.5 points per game.
Southeast Missouri State comes into today’s matchup vs UT Martin, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.6 points per game. Through 19 games, they have hit 43.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Redhawks have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 278th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: UT Martin Skyhawks +6
After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks as the favorites to win. Not only do the UT Martin Skyhawks have a mediocre record vs the spread at away of late 3-6, but Southeast Missouri State also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -6 points in favor of the Redhawks is too high and there is good value on grabbing UT Martin vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing UT Martin taking the points.
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