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Austin Peay favored by -8 against Tennessee-Martin on Thursday

Tennessee-Martin SkyhawksAustin Peay Governors
5-11January 02, 2014, 08:00 | Winfield Dunn Center6-8

The Austin Peay Governors host Tennessee-Martin on Thursday, looking to build on their 6-8 mark against the 5-11 Skyhawks in college hoops action at Winfield Dunn Center.

The Governors sport a record of 6-8 and 5-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Skyhawks have 5-11 and 3-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-4 for the Governors and 2-5 for the Skyhawks.

View Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Austin Peay Governors Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Skyhawks were listed as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 327-rated Governors and the No. 335-ranked Skyhawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Tennessee-Martin was a 70-65 loser in its last match on the road against Jacksonville State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Marshun Newell scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Skyhawks to a win (they lost 70-65 to Jacksonville State at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Monday).

In their last action, Austin Peay was a 93-57 winner at home against Dalton State. Austin Peay cruised to victory on Monday, running Dalton State out of the gym and running up a 93-57 score at Winfield Dunn Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Skyhawks rank No. 239 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.06 per game. That compares with Austin Peay’s No. 178 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Austin Peay is college basketball's No. 160-ranked team at 5.64 per game, while the Skyhawks rate No. 128 with 6.12 per game.

A few Skyhawks at Governors trends to consider:
Tennessee-Martin is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
Tennessee-Martin is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Austin Peay
Tennessee-Martin is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Austin Peay
Austin Peay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Austin Peay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Austin Peay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
Austin Peay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tennessee-Martin

Next up:
Tennessee-Martin at Murray State, Sunday, January 5th
Austin Peay at SE Missouri State, Saturday, January 4th