Looking to win big? The Eagles and Skyhawks face off at 10:30 ET on ESPNU. The Skyhawks are hosting the game at Ford Center in Evansville, IN. Morehead State is favored by -6 in this Ohio Valley conference contest against UT Martin. The game’s over/under currently sits at 152 points.

MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES VS UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UT Martin Skyhawks +6

This game will be played at Ford Center at 10:30 ET on Friday, March 8th.

WHY BET THE UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Skyhawks.
  • Not only will UT Martin pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is a Win at Evansville Possible for the Eagles?

Morehead State is 24-8 this season and has won four straight games. They are 15-4 in Ohio Valley Conference play and have gone 9-4 in non-conference games. On the road, the Eagles have gone 9-7 compared to 11-1 at home.

For the season, Morehead State is favored for the 21st time. They are 17-4 when favored and 3-4 when the underdog. Their average scoring margin on the road is +1.9. In their last game, the Eagles defeated SIUE, 78-63.

Morehead State has an ATS record of 18-9-1 this season and they are 14-7 vs. the spread when favored. On the road, the Eagles are 9-6-1 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 road games, their ATS mark is 6-4. In their last 3 road games vs. the spread, Morehead State is 1-2.

Morehead State’s over/under record this season is 14-14 and today’s line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (137). So far, 23 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 126 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Morehead State offense tallied 78 points in a matchup against SIUE. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they made 10 threes. On the offensive front, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 75th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 132nd in terms of percentage and 33rd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Morehead State defense is giving up an average of 62.6 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Morehead State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as SIUE knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 63 points.

Do the Skyhawks Stand a Chance at Home?

UT Martin has been a much better team at home this season, going 8-3 compared to 9-7 on the road. They have won their last seven games, including a 96-87 victory over Tennessee State. For the season, the Skyhawks have gone 21-10, including a 14-4 record in Ohio Valley Conference games.

As the underdog, UT Martin has gone 5-7 this season. They have been the underdog in 12 of their 31 games, compared to being favored in 15. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.5, compared to +0.2 on the road.

As the underdog, UT Martin has an ATS record of 7-5 this season and they are 17-10 overall vs. the spread. At home, the Skyhawks are 6-5 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 3-0 ATS in their last 3 home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, UT Martin has an ATS mark of 6-4.

Today’s over/under line of 152 for the UT Martin Skyhawks is just below their season average of 154.7. So far, their over/under record is 11-16. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 162 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. On the year, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

In their recent matchup, the UT Martin offense ended with 96 points against Tennessee State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.9% and made 10 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Skyhawks offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 24.4 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 44%.

Facing Morehead State, UT Martin aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 76.5 points allowed per game (284th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UT Martin’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.6% this season.