Planning on watching today’s Redhawks and Skyhawks game? Catch the action at Kathleen and Tom Elam Center in Martin, TN, as the Skyhawks hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 157.5 points, and UT Martin is favored by -10.5 to win at home against Southeast Missouri State.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE REDHAWKS VS UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +10.5
This game will be played at Kathleen and Tom Elam Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, January 25th.
WHY BET THE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE REDHAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Skyhawks.
- Even though we have UT Martin winning straight-up, we like Southeast Missouri State at +10.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 157.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can the Southeast Missouri State Offense Score Enough on the Road?
After winning their last game against SIUE by a score of 52-47, Southeast Missouri State comes into this game with a record of 7-12. So far this season, they have gone 2-4 in Ohio Valley Conference play compared to 5-8 in non-conference games.
As for their record on the road, the Redhawks have yet to win a game, going 0-8. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 1-9, and their average scoring margin on the road this season is -18.8. So far this season, they have been the underdog in 11 of their 19 games, going 1-10 in those matchups.
Against the spread, Southeast Missouri State is 4-11 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-6 and over their last 10 road games, they are just 3-7 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Redhawks have gone 3-8 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are only 3-7 ATS.
This season, the over/under record for Southeast Missouri State games is 6-9, and the average scoring in their games is 142.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 157.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146), and this year, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line.
Compared to their season average of 68.5 points per game, Southeast Missouri State struggled in their previous game. Against SIUE, the Redhawks scored 52 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 35.1%. Offensively, the Redhawks have a season long field goal percentage of 41%, which is 342nd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 358th in percentage and 283rd in three-pointers made.
Southeast Missouri State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.2 points per game. Southeast Missouri State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding SIUE to just 35% shooting in their most recent game.
Will UT Martin Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
UT Martin comes into this game with a 10-9 record, including a 3-3 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play. At home, the Skyhawks are 2-3 this season and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.
On the year, UT Martin has been favored in seven games, going 4-3 in those matchups. As the favorite, the Skyhawks have an average scoring margin of -4.2 points per game.
UT Martin has an ATS record of 7-8 this season, including a mark of 1-4 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Skyhawks have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.
UT Martin’s over/under record for the season sits at 7-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 160.8. Today’s over/under line of 157.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (156.5). This year, 9 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.
Against Morehead State, the UT Martin had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 81.9 points per game. They scored 66 points and posted a field goal percentage of 47.1% in the game. Offensively, the Skyhawks have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 227th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 115th in percentage and 62nd in three-pointers made.
The Skyhawks’ defense is presently ranked 295th nationally, allowing an average of 79.6 points per contest. In their most recent game, the UT Martin defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Morehead State knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 84 points.