Ohio Valley Tournament - NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Skyhawks underdogs vs Eagles at Morehead State
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Morehead State Eagles Odds
The Morehead State Eagles host Tennessee-Martin on Wednesday, looking to build on their 14-17 mark against the 9-20 Skyhawks in college hoops action at Municipal Auditorium.
The Ohio Valley Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. Municipal Auditorium is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Eagles sport records of 14-17 and 10-15-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Skyhawks have 9-20 and 11-13 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-11-1 for the Eagles and 9-10-1 for the Skyhawks.
The Skyhawks were listed as 12-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 292-rated Tennessee-Martin taking on the No. 168-rated Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-63 win for the Eagles on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Morehead State's No. 89-rated squad against Tennessee-Martin's No. 117-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Morehead State rates No. 156 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 229 nationally with 5.7 per match.
Defensively, Tennessee-Martin features the nation's No. 334-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.4 points per game. Morehead State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally in scoring at home.
Tennessee-Martin was a 91-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Austin Peay. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Tennessee-Martin was run off the court by the Governors on Saturday as Austin Peay routed them 91-58 at Winfield Dunn Center.
Last time out for Morehead State, they were a 72-66 loser as they battled Tennessee Tech on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Angelo Warner scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 72-66 to Tennessee Tech at Eblen Center on Saturday).
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Austin Peay are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Tennessee Tech are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Skyhawks at Eagles trends to consider:
Morehead State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Morehead State's last 6 games
Morehead State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Morehead State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games