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Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Murray State Racers Betting Matchup Report

Murray State RacersTennessee-Martin Skyhawks
17-9February 27, 2014, 08:00 | Skyhawk Arena8-21

The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Murray State Racers at Skyhawk Arena in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Skyhawks are 8-21 overall and 8-13 ATS, while the Racers are 17-9 and 14-8-1 ATS. As for the totals, Tennessee-Martin boasts a 10-9-1 on the OU, and Murray State is 14-8.

View Murray State Racers vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Skyhawks in this one found them listed as 5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Racers was expected to move the line.

The Skyhawks - Racers odds would favor the Racers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tennessee-Martin is rated No. 136 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Murray State is at No. 19.

In their last action, Murray State was a 69-58 winner at home against Morehead State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Racers grabbed a 69-58 win over the Eagles on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Cameron Payne at CFSB Center.

Last time out for Tennessee-Martin, they were a 77-74 loser as they battled SE Missouri State at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Tennessee-Martin got 23 points from Terence Smith but lost anyway, 77-74, to SE Missouri State on Saturday at Skyhawk Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee-Martin's No. 74-ranked scoring average of 74.03 PPG, against a Racers defense rated No. 157 and allowing 70.77 PPG. The Skyhawks FG% has averaged 42.22% to date this season, less than the Racers shooters have managed so far (47.18% per game).

A few Racers at Skyhawks trends to consider:
Murray State is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Murray State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Murray State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Murray State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Tennessee-Martin is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Tennessee-Martin is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tennessee-Martin is 7-17-1 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Murray State

Next up:
Murray State at SE Missouri State, Saturday, March 1st
Tennessee-Martin at Austin Peay, Saturday, March 1st