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Tennessee State Tigers vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Preview

Tennessee-Martin SkyhawksTennessee State Tigers
Jan 10, 8:00 PM | Gentry Complex

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Skyhawks of Tennessee-Martin hit the hard court against the Tigers of Tennessee State.

The Tigers sit at 9-7 (6-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Skyhawks are currently 4-12 (6-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tennessee State is 4-2 OU, and Tennessee-Martin is 2-4-1 OU.

View Tennessee-Martin vs Tennessee State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tigers as 13-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 88-ranked Tigers and the No. 221-rated Skyhawks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-61 win for the Tigers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee State's No. 206 nationally ranked offense (66.4 points per game) against a Skyhawks defense that sits as the No. 315 at 74.4 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 41.4% from the field, more than the Skyhawks have managed so far this season (39.4% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Tennessee-Martin owns the country's No. 332-rated mark, allowing 81 points per game on the highway. Tennessee State, on the other hand, rates No. 108 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tennessee-Martin, they were a 76-74 winner as they battled Austin Peay at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Mike Liabo scored 21 points leading the Skyhawks to a 76-74 victory over Austin Peay at Skyhawk Arena on Saturday.

Last time out for Tennessee State, they were a 66-57 winner as they battled Jacksonville State on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. Tennessee State got 19 points from Patrick Miller en route to a 66-57 victory over Jacksonville State on Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Austin Peay are 3-7
After a win are 0-10

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing SE Missouri State are 4-6
After playing Jacksonville State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Skyhawks at Tigers trends to consider:
Tennessee-Martin is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Tennessee State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee-Martin's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee State
Tennessee-Martin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tennessee State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
Tennessee State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee State's last 5 games when playing Tennessee-Martin

Next up:
Tennessee-Martin at Belmont, Saturday, January 12
Tennessee State home to SE Missouri State, Saturday, January 12