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Eastern Kentucky favored by 3 against Tennessee-Martin on Thursday

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsTennessee-Martin Skyhawks
Feb 24, 6:30 PM | Skyhawk Arena

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD10-19

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

Supporters of the Colonels have watched them go 15-13 and 11-8 ATS on the year, while the Skyhawks are at 10-19 and 10-7-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Skyhawks are 7-11, while the Colonels have a 9-10 mark.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Tennessee-Martin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Tennessee-Martin in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Skyhawks at No. 299 and the Colonels at No. 243 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-62 result in favor of the Colonels.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tennessee-Martin has the nation's No. 182-rated offensive output, at 68.8 PPG. The visiting Colonels defense ranks No. 42 allowing on average 62.4 PPG. The Skyhawks FG% has averaged 42.3% so far, less than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.5 points per game. Tennessee-Martin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 220 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Kentucky was an 81-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Western Carolina. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. Justin Stommes scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Colonels to a win (they lost 81-74 to Western Carolina at Ramsey Center on Saturday).

Last time out for Tennessee-Martin, they were an 81-75 loser as they battled Bradley at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. The Skyhawks got 20 points from Troy King, but it was Bradley that prevailed in an 81-75 final on Saturday at Skyhawk Arena.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Murray State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Morehead State are 5-5
After playing Bradley are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Colonels at Skyhawks trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee-Martin
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee-Martin's last 6 games
Tennessee-Martin is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky
Tennessee-Martin is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Tennessee-Martin is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Eastern Kentucky

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky at Murray State, Saturday, February 26
Tennessee-Martin home to Morehead State, Saturday, February 26