Murray State Racers vs UT Martin Skyhawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 19 (2/19): NCB

Murray State Racers vs UT Martin Skyhawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 19 (2/19): NCB

Credit: photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

 
Odds
Time 4:30 p.m. EST
Murray St money line -1610
Murray St spread -16
UT Martin money line +1190
UT Martin spread +16
Over / under 141.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Murray St Racers UT Martin Skyhawks
Record 25-2 8-19
Road / home record 9-1 5-7
Streak W15 L4
Points per game 80.41 69.00
Points allowed per game 62.26 73.33
Rebounds per game 37.13 34.63
Rebounds allowed per game 29.76 35.30
Over / under record 11-14 8-15-2

 

Preview

#21 Murray St Racers will visit the UT Martin Skyhawks at Martin, TN. These teams just met last month at Kentucky and the Racers beat the Skyhawks 74-66 but but didn't cover as -22.5 pts favorites.

MURRAY ST 

The Racers have won 15 games in a row after destroying Austin Peay 91-56. KJ Williams had 25 points and seven rebounds, Tevin Brown scored 13 points, DJ Burns, Justice Hill and DaQuan Smith each had 11 and Trae Hannibal added 10 for the Racers. With the victory, No. 21 Murray State earned, at the very least, a double-bye into the 2022 Ohio Valley Conference semifinals.

Murray St is one of the three teams in the country unbeaten in conference play. The team is averaging 80.4 ppg on 48.5% shooting from the field. The Racers are averaging 8.0 three-pointers per game on 35.1% shooting from beyond the arc.

Defensively, Murray State is holding their opponents to an average of 62.3 ppg on 40.6% shooting from the field. 

UT MARTIN

The Skyhawks are 2-11 in their last 13 games and are coming from a loss against Morehead St. KK Curry tied a career high with 24 points.

The team is averaging 69.0 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Skyhawks are averaging 6.7 three-pointers per game on 29.3% shooting from beyond the arc. 

Defensively, UT Martin is 73.3 ppg on 43.6% shooting from the field.

BETTING TRENDS

Murray State are 15-9-1 ATS this season.

Murray State are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against UT Martin.

Tennessee-Martin are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tennessee-Martin's last 7 games.

Prediction

Murray St is obviously the better team here and I have no doubt that they'll win this game the problem is they don't cover these high spreads and they're 7-6 ATS on the road. The Skyhawks weren't that bad in the last game against Murray St so I expect them to keep it close at home and cover the spread.

PICK: UT Martin +16 (-110)

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