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Point spread favors Tigers in battle with Skyhawks

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Dec 29, 8:30 PM | Gentry Complex

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds

3-11TEAM RECORD7-6

The Tigers will try to cover the spread at Gentry Complex on Thursday when they get a visit from the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks in college basketball action.

Tennessee State will face the 3-11 Skyhawks, who own a 3-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 4-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Skyhawks are 2-7 favoring the OVER.

View Tennessee-Martin vs Tennessee State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Tennessee State sat as 11.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers sit at No. 265 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Skyhawks sit at No. 321 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 67-56.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Skyhawks rank No. 281 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.4 per game. That compares with Tennessee State’s No. 195 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Tennessee State is college basketball's No. 98-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Skyhawks rate No. 330 with 4.1 per game.

Defensively, Tennessee-Martin features the nation's No. 184-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Tennessee State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 109 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tennessee-Martin, they were a 78-54 loser as they battled Murray State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 21.5-point underdog. Tennessee-Martin was run off the court by the Racers on Wednesday as Murray State routed them 78-54 at CFSB Center.

Last time out for Tennessee State, they were a 78-68 winner as they battled Alabama A&M at home. The Tigers grabbed a 78-68 win over the Bulldogs on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Robert Covington at Gentry Complex.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 6-4
After playing Murray State are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 4-6
After playing Alabama A&M are 1-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Skyhawks at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee-Martin's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tennessee State
Tennessee-Martin is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Tennessee State
Tennessee-Martin is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Tennessee State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tennessee State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee State's last 5 games when playing Tennessee-Martin

Next up:
Tennessee-Martin home to Tennessee Tech, Saturday, December 31
Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, December 31

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