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Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks home to Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in NCAA Basketball betting action

Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesTennessee-Martin Skyhawks
13-14February 20, 2014, 08:00 | Skyhawk Arena8-19

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

The Skyhawks sport a record of 8-19 and 7-12 ATS heading into this battle, while the Golden Eagles have 13-14 and 9-10-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-8-1 for the Skyhawks and 11-7 for the Golden Eagles.

View Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds and Stats.

The Skyhawks were listed as -1-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 139-ranked Skyhawks and the No. 268-rated Golden Eagles in this matchup.

In their last action, Tennessee Tech was a 79-53 loser at home against Morehead State. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Tennessee Tech was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Morehead State and falling by a 79-53 score at Eblen Center.

Tennessee-Martin was a 79-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against SE Missouri State. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. Myles Taylor scored 18 points leading the Skyhawks to a 79-70 victory over SE Missouri State at Show Me Center on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tennessee-Martin has the nation's No. 90-rated offensive output, at 73.7 PPG. The visiting Golden Eagles defense ranks No. 172 allowing on average 71.67 PPG. The Skyhawks FG% has averaged 42.02% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.15% per game.

Next up:
Tennessee Tech home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, February 22nd
Tennessee-Martin at SE Missouri State, Saturday, February 22nd