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Eastern Kentucky Colonels face Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsTennessee-Martin Skyhawks
Jan 31, 8:00 PM | Skyhawk Arena

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Tennessee-Martin and Eastern Kentucky on Thursday, with the host Skyhawks trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Skyhawks are 5-16 overall and 7-9 ATS ATS, while the Colonels are 16-5 and 7-5-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Tennessee-Martin boasts a 4-7-1 on the OU, and Eastern Kentucky is 6-5-1.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Tennessee-Martin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Tennessee-Martin in this one found them as 10.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Skyhawks rated this week at No. 284 and the Colonels sitting at No. 195. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-60 result in favor of the Colonels.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee-Martin's No. 231-ranked offense, averaging 65.2 PPG, against a Colonels defense that ranks No. 158 at 65.4 PPG. The Skyhawks field goal percentage has averaged 38.7% so far, less than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.4% per game.

Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 127-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.4 points per game. Tennessee-Martin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 165 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were an 85-74 loser as they battled Belmont at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. Corey Walden scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Colonels to a win (they lost 85-74 to Belmont at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Saturday).

Tennessee-Martin won its last outing, a 65-62 result against SIU Edwardsville on January 26. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Tennessee-Martin earned a 65-62 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Saturday, getting 16 points from Mike Liabo at Vadalabene Center.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-3
Before playing SE Missouri State are 6-4
After playing Belmont are 2-1
After a loss are 7-3

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-6
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 4-6
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 0-3
After a win are 0-10

A few Colonels at Skyhawks trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Tennessee-Martin
Tennessee-Martin is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky
Tennessee-Martin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Tennessee-Martin is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tennessee-Martin is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Eastern Kentucky

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky at SE Missouri State, Saturday, February 2
Tennessee-Martin home to Eastern Illinois, Thursday, February 7