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College baskeball point spread favors Governors in battle with Skyhawks

Tennessee-Martin SkyhawksAustin Peay Governors
March 2, 8:30 PM | Winfield Dunn Center

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Austin Peay Governors Odds

9-19TEAM RECORD7-23

A key college battle sees the visiting Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks travelling to Austin Peay Saturday to take on the Governors.

The Governors currently sports a 7-23 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-13-1 ATS. The Skyhawks are 9-19 and 11-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Governors produce a 14-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Skyhawks have gone 9-9-1 against the number.

View Tennessee-Martin vs Austin Peay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Governors installed as 4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Governors at No. 247 and the Skyhawks at No. 296 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-64 result in favor of the Governors.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Skyhawks rank No. 112 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.1 per game. That compares with Austin Peay’s No. 228 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Austin Peay is college basketball's No. 59-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Skyhawks rate No. 223 with 5.7 per game.

Defensively, Tennessee-Martin features the nation's No. 329-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.6 points per game. Austin Peay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 76 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tennessee-Martin was a 69-68 winner on the road against Murray State. They covered the 19.5-point spread as underdogs. Tennessee-Martin got 20 points from Mike Liabo en route to a 69-68 victory over Murray State on Thursday at CFSB Center.

Austin Peay lost its last outing, a 108-81 result against SE Missouri State on February 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Austin Peay was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by SE Missouri State and falling by a 108-81 score at Winfield Dunn Center.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Murray State are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing SE Missouri State are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

A few Skyhawks at Governors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tennessee-Martin's last 8 games when playing on the road against Austin Peay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee-Martin's last 7 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 2-6-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Austin Peay
Austin Peay is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Tennessee-Martin
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Austin Peay's last 8 games when playing at home against Tennessee-Martin
Austin Peay is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Austin Peay's last 16 games when playing Tennessee-Martin