The Austin Peay Governors (7-7, 1-0 OVC) can continue a seven-game home winning streak when they challenge the UT Martin Skyhawks (4-8, 0-1 OVC) at Winfield Dunn Center. Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
UT Martin Skyhawks at Austin Peay Governors ATS Preview
In the Skyhawks’ last matchup, they fell to the Murray State Racers, 89-76. With 33 points on 9-for-20 shooting, Parker Stewart was the top scorer from either team. Murray State held the Skyhawks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.0 (below their season average of 34.4). UT Martin, on the other hand, forced the Racers into a turnover percentage of 20.6 (above their season average of 16.9).
The Governors come in on a high note after topping the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks in their last game, 78-63. Austin Peay’s Terry Taylor played a pivotal role with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Austin Peay played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0 (above their season average of 32.8) and a free throw rate of 0.236 (matching their season average). Southeast Missouri State recorded marks of 18.8 and 0.148, respectively, for those same stats.
Austin Peay could own the offensive glass in this showdown. The Governors rank 55th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.8 percent), while UT Martin ranks 340th in defensive rebounding percentage (63.9 percent). Moreover, the Skyhawks rank 36th in offensive efficiency (111.5), while the Governors rank 305th in defensive efficiency (105.4).
This is the first time these teams will battle this year, after the Governors won both games last season. In the most recent game, Austin Peay won 92-78. The Governors played a nearly flawless game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 42.5 and a solid turnover percentage of 9.4. For those same stats, the Skyhawks were 22.6 and 15.3, respectively.
UT Martin Skyhawks vs. Austin Peay Governors Betting Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Austin Peay, ATS Winner – Austin Peay, O/U – Under
The Governors rank 193rd in rebounds per game (34.4) while the Skyhawks rank 225th (33.4).
Austin Peay ranks 206th in three pointers attempted per game (19.6) while UT Martin ranks 223rd in three pointers allowed per game (25.3).
Austin Peay averages 12.8 assists per game, which ranks 144th in the nation. UT Martin ranks 239th in assists allowed per game (17.6).
The Skyhawks rank 37th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Governors rank 107th (6.6).
Austin Peay ranks 20th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while UT Martin ranks 74th (3.2).
The Governors’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.2, down from 1.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Skyhawks have scored an average of 75.6 points per game (1.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 85.4 points per game (1.9 above their season average).