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Belmont favored by -11 against Tennessee-Martin on Saturday

Belmont BruinsTennessee-Martin Skyhawks
11-6January 11, 2014, 05:00 | Skyhawk Arena5-13

Tennessee-Martin will look to improve on its 5-13 record on Saturday when they host Belmont in NCAA basketball odds action at Skyhawk Arena.

The Skyhawks currently sports a 5-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-7 ATS. The Bruins are 11-6 and 5-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Skyhawks produce a 3-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bruins have gone 7-5 against the number.

View Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks as 11-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 320-rated Skyhawks and the No. 215-ranked Bruins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Belmont was a 107-94 winner on the road against SE Missouri State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. It sure wasn't going to be a low-scoring affair and Belmont made sure they came out on the winning end on Thursday, grabbing a 107-94 victory over SE Missouri State at Show Me Center.

Last time out for Tennessee-Martin, they were a 91-77 loser as they battled Murray State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. Tennessee-Martin suffered a 91-77 loss against Murray State on Sunday, getting 19 points from Terence Smith in a losing effort at CFSB Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee-Martin's No. 177-ranked scoring average of 70.83 PPG, against a Bruins defense rated No. 235 and allowing 77.59 PPG. The Skyhawks FG% has averaged 39.76% to date this season, less than the Bruins shooters have managed so far (50.21% per game).

A few Bruins at Skyhawks trends to consider:
Belmont is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Belmont is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Belmont is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee-Martin is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Belmont at Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, January 16th
Tennessee-Martin at Tennessee State, Monday, January 13th