Planning on watching today’s Skyhawks and Lions game? Catch the action at Hyland Arena in Saint Charles, MO, as the Lions hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. UT Martin come into this Ohio Valley conference matchup as the -8.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits 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 Skyhawks Grab a Win on the Road?

In today’s game against Lindenwood, the UT Martin team, who currently has a record of 17-10, will be playing away from home. The Skyhawks have a 7-7 record on the road and a 6-3 record at home. Heading into today’s game, UT Martin has a 13-10 ATS record. In their previous five games, they are 4-1 vs. the spread.

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 have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 147 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

UT Martin’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 88 points against Morehead State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 46.8% and made 19/23 free throws. In terms of offense, the Skyhawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 244th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 138th in percentage and 84th in three-pointers made.

Looking at the UT Martin defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 76.3 points per game (274th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.7 threes per game vs. Lindenwood. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.5%.

Will Lindenwood Win at Home?

In today’s game against UT Martin, Lindenwood comes into the matchup with an overall record of 8-19. The Lions have a record of 4-11 on the road and 1-8 this year. Lindenwood currently has an ATS record of 8-16, sitting below .500. In their last ten games this season, Lindenwood has gone 0-5 against the spread.

Lindenwood’s games have, on average, featured 136.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 9-15-0. Their average over/under line is currently 139 points so far. In the Lions’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 132 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.

Compared to their season average of 64.7 points per game, Lindenwood struggled in their previous game. Against Eastern Illinois, the Lions scored 57 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 37.3%. Jaylon McDaniel was the leading scorer for the Lions, putting up 10 points. In addition, Keenon Cole contributed 9 points.

The Lions’ defense is presently ranked 179th nationally, allowing an average of 72.1 points per contest. Lindenwood’s three-point defense is currently 110th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.7% of their shots vs. Lindenwood.