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UT Martin vs Tennessee State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds

Skyhawks vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UT Martin Skyhawks at Tennessee State Tigers
  • Where: Nashville at Gentry Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 12th
  • Betting Odds: UT Martin +3.5, TMRT +131 | TENST -160 O/U 154.5

Skyhawks Preview:

Through 17 games, the UT Martin Skyhawks have an overall record of 10-7. On the road, the Skyhawks will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. So far, the Skyhawks have been the underdog 6 times, going 1-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.

UT Martin will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Parker Stewart who is averaging 16.94 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 46.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.06 points per game.

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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.

Tigers Preview:

Tennessee State will take the floor against the Skyhawks with an overall record of 10-7. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 9-2. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Tennessee State has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 5-2.

Tennessee State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer J.R. Clay who is averaging 17.73 points per game for the Tigers. Clay 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 Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. who has hit 40.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.71 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Tennessee State this season, as they are currently ranked 188th in college basketball at 71.3 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 Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 186th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: UT Martin Skyhawks +3.5

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 Tennessee State Tigers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3.5. However, we anticipate UT Martin putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Tigers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Skyhawks to cover.

 


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