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Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks take on Colonels in NCAA basketball test

Tennessee-Martin SkyhawksEastern Kentucky Colonels
7-16January 30, 2014, 07:00 | Paul S. McBrayer Arena14-7

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Skyhawks of Tennessee-Martin hit the hard court against the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky.

The Colonels currently sports a 14-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-7 ATS. The Skyhawks are 7-16 and 6-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Colonels produce a 6-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Skyhawks have gone 6-7-1 against the number.

View Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Eastern Kentucky Colonels as -16-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Colonels, most recently No. 53 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Skyhawks, who rate No. 150 in the latest survey.

Tennessee-Martin was an 87-82 loser in its last match at home against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Tennessee-Martin suffered an 87-82 loss against SIU Edwardsville on Saturday, getting 22 points from Terence Smith in a losing effort at Skyhawk Arena.

Eastern Kentucky lost its last outing, an 84-81 result against Belmont on January 25. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Eastern Kentucky suffered an 84-81 loss against Belmont on Saturday, getting 24 points from Glenn Cosey in a losing effort at Curb Event Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Kentucky's No. 31 nationally ranked offense (78.38 points per game) against a Skyhawks defense that sits as the No. 253 at 80.43 PPG. The Colonels have been averaging 47.85% from the field, more than the Skyhawks have managed so far this season (41.38% on average).

A few Skyhawks at Colonels trends to consider:
Tennessee-Martin is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee-Martin's last 6 games
Tennessee-Martin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games
Eastern Kentucky is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Tennessee-Martin at Eastern Illinois, Thursday, February 6th
Eastern Kentucky at SE Missouri State, Saturday, February 1st