College Basketball Matchup - Murray State Racers Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds Preview
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Murray State Racers Odds
The Murray State Racers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks at CFSB Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.
The Skyhawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 10-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Racers are 11-13 ATS. Tennessee-Martin is 9-8-1 against the total, while Murray State is 8-11-1 versus the number.
The visitors opened as 21-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Racers sit at No. 59 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Skyhawks sit at No. 296 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Racers will win this game 78-61.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Murray State's No. 55-ranked offense, averaging 73 PPG, against a Skyhawks defense that ranks No. 341 at 76.4 PPG. The Racers field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Skyhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.7% per game.
Defensively, Tennessee-Martin features the nation's No. 337-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.4 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.
Tennessee-Martin was an 89-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against Longwood. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Tennessee-Martin earned an 89-79 victory over Longwood on Saturday, getting 21 points from Terence Smith at Skyhawk Arena.
Murray State won its last outing, a 73-62 result against South Dakota State on February 23. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Isaiah Canaan scored 22 points leading the Racers to a 73-62 victory over South Dakota State at CFSB Center on Saturday.
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Austin Peay are 3-7
After a win are 1-9
Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing SE Missouri State are 9-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Skyhawks at Racers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee-Martin's last 6 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tennessee-Martin
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Murray State's last 9 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
Tennessee-Martin at Austin Peay, Saturday, March 2
Murray State home to SE Missouri State, Saturday, March 2