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SIU Edwardsville Cougars take on Skyhawks in NCAA basketball test

SIU Edwardsville CougarsTennessee-Martin Skyhawks
6-14January 25, 2014, 05:00 | Skyhawk Arena7-15



College hoops betting interest focuses on the Tennessee-Martin vs SIU Edwardsville battle Saturday at Skyhawk Arena as the Skyhawks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Skyhawks currently sports a 7-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-8 ATS. The Cougars are 6-14 and 9-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Skyhawks produce a 5-7-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cougars have gone 7-9 against the number.

View SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting SIU Edwardsville before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Skyhawks at No. 266 and the Cougars at No. 211 heading into this contest.

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SIU Edwardsville was an 82-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against SE Missouri State. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Rozell Nunn scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 82-78 to SE Missouri State at Show Me Center on Thursday).

Last time out for Tennessee-Martin, they were an 84-77 winner as they battled Eastern Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Tennessee-Martin earned an 84-77 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday, getting 20 points from Mike Liabo at Skyhawk Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee-Martin's No. 120-ranked scoring average of 73 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 233 and allowing 76.5 PPG. The Skyhawks FG% has averaged 40.89% to date this season, less than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (45.26% per game).

A few Cougars at Skyhawks trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
SIU Edwardsville is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 5 games
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Tennessee-Martin is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tennessee-Martin is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing SIU Edwardsville


Next up:
SIU Edwardsville home to Crowley's Ridge, Wednesday, January 29th
Tennessee-Martin at Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, January 30th

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