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Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks face SIU Edwardsville Cougars: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Tennessee-Martin SkyhawksSIU Edwardsville Cougars
7-18February 08, 2014, 09:00 | Vadalabene Center9-15

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between SIU Edwardsville and Tennessee-Martin on Saturday, with the host Cougars trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Cougars currently sports a 9-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-8 ATS. The Skyhawks are 7-18 and 6-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cougars produce a 10-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Skyhawks have gone 8-7-1 against the number.

View Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with SIU Edwardsville in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 151 and the Skyhawks at No. 233 heading into this contest.

Tennessee-Martin was a 91-79 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Eastern Illinois. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Skyhawks got 17 points from Myles Taylor, but it was Eastern Illinois that prevailed in a 91-79 final on Thursday at Lantz Arena.

SIU Edwardsville was a 93-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against SE Missouri State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars grabbed a 93-88 win over the Redhawks on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Rozell Nunn at Vadalabene Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits SIU Edwardsville's No. 119-ranked offense, averaging 72.83 PPG, against a Skyhawks defense that ranks No. 253 at 81.2 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 46.51% so far, more than the Skyhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.67% per game.

A few Skyhawks at Cougars trends to consider:
Tennessee-Martin is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Tennessee-Martin is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee-Martin's last 6 games
Tennessee-Martin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
SIU Edwardsville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
SIU Edwardsville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tennessee-Martin

Next up:
Tennessee-Martin at SE Missouri State, Wednesday, February 12th
SIU Edwardsville at Murray State, Thursday, February 13th