UT Martin Skyhawks vs SE Missouri State Redhawks Prediction, 12/18/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UT Martin Skyhawks vs SE Missouri State Redhawks
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, MO
Odds/Point Spread: UT Martin (+5)
Show Me Center is the venue where and the SE Missouri State Redhawks (2-3) will take on the UT Martin Skyhawks (2-0) on Friday. SE Missouri State opens this matchup as 5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 148.5.
UT Martin heads into this game with a mark of 2-0 so far this season. They average 94.0 points per contest (5th in Division 1) while hitting 45.9% from the field. The Skyhawks are connecting on 41.9% on shots from downtown (18 of 43) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UT Martin is snagging 42.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 28 assists this year, which has them ranked 302nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.0 times per game and as a group they are committing 20.5 fouls every game. On defense, the Skyhawks have forced 19.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 24.0 fouls. The Skyhawks defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 37.0% (47 of 127) and they relinquish 41.5 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 47th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 35 conceded for the season. They relinquish 35.3% on 3-pointers while they are 231st in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (73.5).
The UT Martin Skyhawks played the Bethel University Wildcats and earned the victory with a final of 95-60 in their last game. UT Martin walked away from the contest with a 44.8% field goal percentage (30 out of 67) and converted 8 of their 22 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Skyhawks buried 27 of 34 tries for a percentage of 79.4%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected 44 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 14 assists for the contest while having 9 steals and 11 blocks. In the matter of defending, UT Martin allowed the other team to shoot 44.8% from the floor on 30 of 67. Bethel recorded 16 assists and 2 steals for the game. In addition, the Wildcats totaled 37 rebounds (17 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 11 rejections. Bethel finished the contest at 71.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 21 attempts. They also converted 3 of their 17 tries from distance.
Eden Holt is someone who was important for the matchup. He totaled 14 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and also pulled down 5 boards. Holt shot 54.5% from the field and distributed 3 dimes. Another guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Skyhawks was Jaron Williams. He collected 6 rebounds and accumulated 3 dimes. He shot 87.5% from the field for the contest by going 7-of-8 (19 points). When all was said and done, Williams saw the court for 31 min.
SE Missouri State has a win-loss mark of 2-3 on the campaign. The Redhawks are responsible for committing 21.6 fouls per contest and they connect on 61.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.8 times per game (163rd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.8 times per contest. SE Missouri State has accounted for 369 pts this season (73.8 per contest) and they pull in 38.8 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Redhawks are hitting on 44.9% from the floor, which ranks 181st in the country. The Redhawks on defense are ranked 256th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 75.2. They have conceded 14.2 dimes and 30.2 rebounds per contest, which is 245th and 40th in D-1. The SE Missouri State defense allows 40.4% from downtown (40 of 99) and their opposition knocks down 74.6% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the field (271st in college hoops).
For their last game, the SE Missouri State Redhawks took a loss by a final score of 66-63 against the Evansville Purple Aces. The Redhawks pulled down 30 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this game. They also rejected 2 tries while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Purple Aces were called for 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Redhawks to the charity stripe for 15 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 60.0%. Regarding shots from distance, Southeast Missouri State buried 8 out of their 16 attempts (50.0%). When all was said and done, the Redhawks ended up going 23 for 55 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.8%. The Redhawks permitted the Purple Aces to bury 21 out of 54 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.9% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 34.8% from beyond the arc by connecting on 8 of 23 and finished the contest at 16 out of 22 at the charity stripe (72.7%). In the matter of team rebounding, Southeast Missouri State permitted Evansville to snag 31 overall (5 offensive).
Nolan Taylor saw the court a lot for the Redhawks in this contest. He made 6 of 11 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 54.5%, which had him sitting at 13 points. Taylor collected 9 rebounds in his 29 mins and had 2 assists in this contest. One more player who saw a lot of action for SE Missouri State was Nana Akenten. He was able to score 14 points in 28 minutes played via 4 out of 6 from the floor in this matchup. Akenten wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the field while earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UT Martin (+5)
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