Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Skyhawks versus the Lions? Tip off is at at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Hyland Arena in Saint Charles, MO. UT Martin is favored by -8.5 in this Ohio Valley conference matchup the against Lindenwood. The over/under for the game is set at 148.5 points.

UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS VS LINDENWOOD LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lindenwood Lions +8.5

This game will be played at Hyland Arena at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE LINDENWOOD LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-71 in favor of the Skyhawks.
  • Even though we have UT Martin winning straight-up, we like Lindenwood at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 147 points.

Can the UT Martin Offense Score Enough on the Road?

UT Martin will be playing their 28th game of the season against Lindenwood. They currently have an overall record of 17-10. As the away team, the Skyhawks are 7-7 and at home they are 6-3. UT Martin enters today’s game with a 13-10 ATS record. Over their last five games, they have gone 4-1 ATS.

So far, UT Martin’s games have averaged 155.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 154.9 points. The Skyhawks’ last five games have finished with a combined 147 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In their latest game, UT Martin offense put up 88 points against Morehead State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46.8% and made 11 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Jordan Sears with 31 points. Jacob Crews also added 29 points for the Skyhawks.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, UT Martin is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.3 points per game (274th). UT Martin’s three-point defense is currently 174th in the country at 7.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.3% of their shots vs. UT Martin.

Will the Lions Pull Through as the Home Underdog?

Lindenwood comes into today’s game against UT Martin with a season record of 8-19. On the road, the Lions have a record of 4-11, while at home they are 1-8. Lindenwood’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 8-16. Within that overall mark, they have gone 6-9 on the road vs. the spread and 2-7 at home.

Looking at their over/under performance through 27 games, Lindenwood has an over/under record of 9-15-0, with their games averaging 136.7 points per game on average. Looking at the Lions’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 132 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Lindenwood offense ended with 57 points against Eastern Illinois. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 37.3% and made 4 threes. The team’s top scorer is Keenon Cole, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.3, while Darius Beane also maintains a PPG average of 12.2 leading up to the game.

On defense, Lindenwood is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Eastern Illinois, the Panthers finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 72 points vs. Lindenwood.