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Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Preview

SIU Edwardsville CougarsTennessee-Martin Skyhawks
Feb 9, 1:00 PM | Skyhawk Arena

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds


The SIU Edwardsville Cougars will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Skyhawks in Tennessee-Martin at Skyhawk Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

Tennessee-Martin will face the 8-12 Cougars, who own a 9-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Skyhawks are 5-8-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cougars are 6-9 favoring the OVER.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Tennessee-Martin Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Skyhawks sit at No. 257 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cougars sit at No. 259 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cougars will win this game 65-57.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee-Martin's No. 224 nationally ranked offense (65.5 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 159 at 65.5 PPG. The Skyhawks have been averaging 39.1% from the field, less than the Cougars have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).

Defensively, SIU Edwardsville features the nation's No. 161-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Tennessee-Martin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 170 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for SIU Edwardsville, they were a 76-67 loser as they battled SE Missouri State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. SIU Edwardsville got 31 points from Jerome Jones en route to a 76-67 loss at the hands of SIU Edwardsville on Thursday at Show Me Center.

Tennessee-Martin lost its last outing, a 93-65 result against Eastern Illinois on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Tennessee-Martin was run off the court by the Panthers on Thursday as Eastern Illinois routed them 93-65 at Skyhawk Arena.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 0-2
Before playing Murray State are 2-4
After playing SE Missouri State are 1-5
After a loss are 5-5

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing SE Missouri State are 4-6
After playing Eastern Illinois are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Cougars at Skyhawks trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Tennessee-Martin is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games at home
Tennessee-Martin is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville home to Murray State, Thursday, February 14
Tennessee-Martin home to SE Missouri State, Saturday, February 16