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Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks host Tennessee State Tigers in college basketball action

Tennessee State TigersTennessee-Martin Skyhawks
2-16January 13, 2014, 08:30 | Skyhawk Arena5-14



The visiting Tennessee State Tigers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Skyhawk Arena against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks.

The Skyhawks bring a 5-14 record (3-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-16 Tigers, who are 8-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Tennessee-Martin go 3-7 so far and the Tigers go 7-4-1.

View Tennessee State Tigers vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds and Stats.

The Skyhawks were listed as -1.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game matches up the No. 313 (Skyhawks) and the No. 280 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Tennessee State lost its last outing, a 102-94 result against SE Missouri State on January 11. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. The Tigers got a huge 37-point effort from Patrick Miller but still lost 102-94 against SE Missouri State on Saturday at Show Me Center.

Tennessee-Martin lost its last outing, an 87-72 result against Belmont on January 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point underdog. Tennessee-Martin suffered an 87-72 loss against Belmont on Saturday, getting 20 points from Mike Liabo in a losing effort at Skyhawk Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee-Martin's No. 171-ranked offense, averaging 70.89 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 221 at 75.22 PPG. The Skyhawks field goal percentage has averaged 39.44% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.39% per game.

A few Tigers at Skyhawks trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Tennessee State is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games
Tennessee State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
Tennessee-Martin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee-Martin is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tennessee-Martin is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tennessee State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee-Martin's last 6 games when playing Tennessee State


Next up:
Tennessee State at Jacksonville State, Thursday, January 16th
Tennessee-Martin at Morehead State, Saturday, January 18th

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