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College Basketball Matchup - Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds Preview

SIU Edwardsville CougarsTennessee-Martin Skyhawks
Jan 7, 7:00 PM | Skyhawk Arena

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Tennessee-Martin vs SIU Edwardsville battle Saturday at Skyhawk Arena as the Skyhawks look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Skyhawks sit at 3-14 (4-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cougars are currently 4-8 (3-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tennessee-Martin is 5-7 OU, and SIU Edwardsville is 3-5 OU.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Tennessee-Martin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Tennessee-Martin in this one will find them as 5.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Skyhawks - Cougars odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tennessee-Martin is rated No. 332 in the current Odds Shark poll, while SIU Edwardsville is at No. 282. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 62-55 win for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tennessee-Martin has the nation's No. 285-rated offensive output, at 62.4 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 234 allowing on average 69.6 PPG. The Skyhawks FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Defensively, SIU Edwardsville features the nation's No. 250-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.4 points per game. Tennessee-Martin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 223 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for SIU Edwardsville, they were a 73-59 loser as they battled Eastern Illinois at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. SIU Edwardsville got 14 points from Kris Davis but lost anyway, 73-59, to Eastern Illinois on Wednesday at Vadalabene Center.

Tennessee-Martin was a 73-71 loser in their most recent outing at home against SE Missouri State. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs. Tennessee-Martin suffered a 73-71 loss against SE Missouri State on Thursday, getting 18 points from Mike Liabo in a losing effort at Skyhawk Arena.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-3
Before playing SE Missouri State are 2-1
After a loss are 5-5

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 7-3
After playing SE Missouri State are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Cougars at Skyhawks trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee-Martin's last 5 games
Tennessee-Martin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Tennessee-Martin is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tennessee-Martin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville at SE Missouri State, Thursday, January 12
Tennessee-Martin at Eastern Illinois, Thursday, January 12