UT Martin Skyhawks vs Tennessee State Tigers Prediction, 1/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UT Martin Skyhawks vs Tennessee State Tigers
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Location: Gentry Center in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: UT Martin (+7)
The UT Martin Skyhawks (3-4) head to Gentry Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Tennessee State Tigers (1-6). Tennessee State opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 143.
UT Martin heads into this contest with a mark of 3-4 on the season. They average 71.7 points per outing (201st in college basketball) while shooting 39.8% from the field. The Skyhawks are shooting 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (50 of 141) and 73.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, UT Martin is pulling down 34.1 boards per contest and has accumulated 91 dimes on the campaign, which is 252nd in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.9 personal fouls every game. Defensively, the Skyhawks are able to force 15.4 turnovers per game and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 274th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 133 conceded on the year. The Skyhawks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.7% (195 of 409) and they concede 39.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 38.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 313th in D-1 in points per game allowed (79.3).
The UT Martin Skyhawks played the Belmont Bruins and ended up losing by a score of 90-69 in their last contest. UT Martin walked away from the contest having earned a 35.7% FG percentage (20 of 56) and knocked down 4 of their 17 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Skyhawks knocked down 25 of their 32 tries for a percentage of 78.1%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 31 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 14 assists for the matchup in addition to getting 9 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about defense, UT Martin allowed 35.7% from the field on 20 out of 56 shooting. Belmont recorded 27 dimes and had 13 steals for the game. On top of that, the Bruins snagged 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Belmont walked away from this one shooting 84.6% from the free throw line by burying 11 of their 13 attempts. They knocked down 11 out of their 25 attempts from long range.
Cameron Holden is someone who was a factor for the contest. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 30 minutes and snagged 7 rebounds. Holden shot 50.0% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Skyhawks was Eden Holt. He collected 2 rebounds and had 4 assists. He shot 50.0% from the field in this game by shooting 4-of-8 (13 points). Overall, Holt played 30 minutes.
Tennessee State has a win-loss mark of 1-6 this season. Tennessee State has accounted for 484 points for the season (69.1 per game) and they collect 36.9 boards per game. The Tigers are responsible for committing 24.9 fouls per game and they go 65.4% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are shooting 41.9% from the field, which is ranked 274th in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 12.9 times per contest (217th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 16.9 times per contest. The Tigers defensively are ranked 269th in college basketball in PPG given up with 74.4. They are forcing their opponents into 16.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.6% from the field (130th in college hoops). The Tennessee State defense allows 32.5% on 3-pointers (49 of 151) and opponents are converting on 70.3% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.7 assists and 39.3 boards per game, which is 116th and 301st in college basketball.
When they last stepped on the court, the Tennessee State Tigers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 83-79 when they faced the SE Missouri State Redhawks. The Tigers snagged 29 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 36 for this game. They also rejected 4 attempts while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Redhawks had 26 fouls for this game which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for 28 shots. They were able to convert 22 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 78.6%. In terms of 3-pointers, Tennessee State converted 7 out of their 18 tries (38.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Tigers went 25 for 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.3%. The Tigers permitted the Redhawks to bury 19 out of their 53 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.8% for this game. They shot 23.8% from downtown by shooting 5 out of 21 and ended up shooting 40 out of 51 at the free throw line (78.4%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Tennessee State permitted SE Missouri State to snag 28 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Marcus Fitzgerald ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers for the game. He knocked down 7 out of 14 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which got him 18 points. Fitzgerald snagged 2 rebounds in his 46 minutes and had 3 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Tennessee State was Ravel Moody. He ended up finishing with 18 points in 38 minutes on the court via 4 of 7 from the floor for this game. Moody ended up shooting 57.1% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UT Martin (+7)
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