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College basketball point spread favors Gamecocks in battle with Skyhawks

Tennessee-Martin SkyhawksJacksonville State Gamecocks
5-10December 30, 2013, 08:45 | Pete Mathews Coliseum6-9

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks will be trying to slam the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks on Monday when the teams tip off at Pete Mathews Coliseum in college betting action.

The Gamecocks are 6-9 so far on the season, and 4-5 ATS vs. the number. The Skyhawks, meanwhile, are 5-10 and 2-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Jacksonville State go 3-6 and the Skyhawks go 2-4 on the totals.

View Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Gamecocks installed as -7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 297 (Gamecocks) and the No. 335 (Skyhawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Tennessee-Martin was an 80-76 loser in its last match at home against Southeastern Louisiana. The Skyhawks got a huge 34-point effort from Myles Taylor but still lost 80-76 against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday at Skyhawk Arena.

Last time out for Jacksonville State, they were a 72-61 winner as they battled Coppin State at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Coppin State suffered a 72-61 loss against Jacksonville State on Saturday, getting 13 points from Michael Murray in a losing effort at Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Skyhawks is ranked No. 237 in NCAA hoops at 32 per game. Contrast that with Jacksonville State’s No. 235 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Jacksonville State is the No. 117-ranked team in the country at 6.33 per game, while Tennessee-Martin rates No. 136 at 6 per game.

A few Skyhawks at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Tennessee-Martin is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Tennessee-Martin is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Jacksonville State
Tennessee-Martin is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Jacksonville State
Jacksonville State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Jacksonville State is 4-8-2 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
Jacksonville State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games when playing Tennessee-Martin

Next up:
Tennessee-Martin at Austin Peay, Thursday, January 2nd
Jacksonville State at Belmont, Thursday, January 2nd