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 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?

Heading into their 28th game of the season, UT Martin has a 17-10 overall record. On the road, the Skyhawks have a 7-7 record, while at home they are 6-3. UT Martin has a current ATS record of 13-10 heading into today’s game. Over their last five games, they have a strong 4-1 record vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 27 games, UT Martin has an over/under record of 9-14-0, with their games averaging 155.3 points per game on average. The Skyhawks’ last five games have culminated with an average of 147 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

UT Martin’s offense had a good outing, putting up 88 points against Morehead State. They achieved a 46.8% field goal percentage and went 19/23 from the free-throw line. On the offensive front, the Skyhawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 244th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 138th in terms of percentage and 84th in three-pointers made.

Facing Lindenwood, UT Martin aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 76.3 points allowed 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 Make it Happen at Home?

Today marks the 28th game of the season for Lindenwood, who currently have a record of 8-19. The Lions will be playing their 16th road game of the season, where they are 4-11, and their 10th away game, where they are 1-8. As Lindenwood prepares to face UT Martin, their ATS record stands at 8-16. In their previous five games, they have yet to cover the spread, going 0-5.

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 latest game, Lindenwood offense put up 57 points against Eastern Illinois. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 37.3% and made 4 threes. Offensively, the Lions hold a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, placing them 379th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 406th in terms of percentage and 363rd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Lions’ defense holds the 179th rank in the nation, allowing 72.1 points per game. Against Eastern Illinois in their most recent game, the Lindenwood defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing Eastern Illinois to hit 40% of their shots.