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Skyhawks open as college hoops underdog vs Racers

Tennessee-Martin SkyhawksMurray State Racers
Dec 21, 8:00 PM | CFSB Center

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Murray State Racers Odds

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CFSB Center will host Racers vs. Skyhawks action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Skyhawks have watched them go 3-10 and 3-5 ATS on the year, while the Racers are at 12-0 and 6-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Racers are 4-4, while the Skyhawks have a 2-6 mark.

View Tennessee-Martin vs Murray State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Skyhawks listed as 23-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Racers sit at No. 70 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Skyhawks sit at No. 315 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Racers will win this game 82-57.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Skyhawks rank No. 269 in NCAA Division 1 with 33 per game. That compares with Murray State’s No. 291 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Murray State is college basketball's No. 50-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Skyhawks rate No. 327 with 4.1 per game.

Defensively, Tennessee-Martin features the nation's No. 181-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.1 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 96 nationally in scoring at home.

Tennessee-Martin lost its last outing, an 82-76 result against IUPU Fort Wayne on December 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Skyhawks endured an 82-76 loss at the hands of the Mastodons on Sunday, despite a 19-point effort from Myles Taylor at Skyhawk Arena.

Last time out for Murray State, they were a 66-53 winner as they battled Arkansas State at home. They covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. Murray State got 21 points from Isaiah Canaan en route to a 66-53 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday at CFSB Center.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 0-10
Before playing Tennessee State are 3-7
After playing IUPU Fort Wayne are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 5-5
After playing Arkansas State are 1-3
After a win are 10-0

A few Skyhawks at Racers trends to consider:
Tennessee-Martin is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Tennessee-Martin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
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

Next up:
Tennessee-Martin at Tennessee State, Thursday, December 29
Murray State at Eastern Illinois, Friday, December 30

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