Looking to win big? The Golden Eagles and Skyhawks face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Skyhawks are hosting the game at Kathleen and Tom Elam Center in Martin, TN. The over/under for this Ohio Valley conference contest is set at 152 points, with UT Martin being favored by -11 at home against Tennessee Tech.

TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES VS UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +11

This game will be played at Kathleen and Tom Elam Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • 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 Tennessee Tech at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Golden Eagles Make it Happen in Martin?

As a road underdog this season, Tennessee Tech is 5-17, and they come into this game with a 10-19 overall record. The Golden Eagles are 3-11 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -12.2 points per game.

In their last game, Tennessee Tech beat Eastern Illinois by a score of 75-67, and they are 1-2 in their last three road games. Over their last 10 road games, the Golden Eagles have gone 2-8.

Against the spread, Tennessee Tech has an even record of 13-13 this season. On the road, they are 6-8 vs. the spread, while going 1-2 in their last three road games. As the underdog, the Golden Eagles have gone 11-11 vs. the spread this year and are 2-1 in their last three games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 152 for Tennessee Tech’s game against UT Martin is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (139.9). So far, 24 of their games have had a lower over/under line than 152. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 138 points.

In their recent matchup, the Tennessee Tech offense ended with 75 points against Eastern Illinois. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50.9% and made 13 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Rodney Johnson Jr. with 18 points. Daniel Egbuniwe also added 16 points for the Golden Eagles.

On defense, Tennessee Tech is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.4 points per game. Against Eastern Illinois, the Golden Eagles’ defense gave up 67 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Eastern Illinois only made 6 free-throws.

Can the Skyhawks Live Up to the Hype at Home?

UT Martin will enter this game as the favorite, as they have gone 10-3 when favored this season. Their win streak sits at five games, and they have gone 19-10 overall.

At home, the Skyhawks have been even better, going 6-3, including a current five-game win streak. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of +3.2 points per game.

UT Martin has an ATS record of 15-10 this season and they are 4-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Skyhawks have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

UT Martin’s over/under record for the season is 10-15 and today’s line of 152 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (154.8). So far, 13 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 170 points.

Coming off their recent game, the UT Martin offense tallied 82 points in a matchup against Southeast Missouri State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.3%, and they made 8 threes. The top scorer for the Skyhawks was Jacob Crews with 31 points, while Jordan Sears also chipped in with 22 points.

Coming into the game, UT Martin will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.4 points per game (270th). In their previous game vs. Southeast Missouri State, the Redhawks finished with a field goal percentage of 35% and a total of 72 points vs. UT Martin.