Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Skyhawks versus the Trojans? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock, AR. This Ohio Valley conference matchup has an over/under of 163.5 points, and Little Rock is favored to win by -2.5 at home vs. UT Martin.
UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS VS LITTLE ROCK TROJANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Little Rock Trojans -2.5
This game will be played at Jack Stephens Center at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.
WHY BET THE LITTLE ROCK TROJANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Trojans.
- Not only will Little Rock pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 163.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Will the Skyhawks Come Through as Road Underdogs?
UT Martin heads into tonight’s game against Little Rock as a 2.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-6 in that role this season. The Skyhawks are 14-9 overall, including a 7-3 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play.
UT Martin has won four straight games, including a 90-79 victory over SIUE last time out. The Skyhawks have gone 4-1 on the road over their last five games and 5-5 over their last 10.
Overall, UT Martin has an ATS record of 10-9 this season and is 8-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Skyhawks are 5-4 vs. the spread this year and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog.
So far this season, the over/under record for UT Martin games is 8-11. Today’s over/under line of 163.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (155.6). Currently, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points.
UT Martin’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. SIUE, finishing the game with a total of 90 points. Their season average is now 81.9 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Jordan Sears, who holds an average of 20.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jacob Crews is averaging 17.7 points per game this season.
At present, the Skyhawks’ defense is nationally ranked 276th, allowing 77.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. SIUE, the Cougars finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 79 points vs. UT Martin.
Will the Trojans Come Through as Home Favorites?
Little Rock has been a much better team at home this season, going 8-4 compared to their 4-7 record on the road. They have also won two straight games at home and are 7-3 in their last 10 at home.
For the season, Little Rock has been favored in 11 of their 23 games, going 8-3 in those games. They are also 12-11 overall, including a 6-4 record in Ohio Valley Conference play.
Little Rock has an overall ATS record of 11-12 this season. At home, the Trojans are 7-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Little Rock is 5-5.
Little Rock’s over/under record for the season is 13-10 and today’s line of 163.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (153.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3. So far, 15 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line.
Coming off their recent game, the Little Rock offense tallied 71 points in a matchup against Eastern Illinois. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.3%, and they made 5 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jamir Chaplin who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.5. Khalen Robinson also heads into the game with a PPG average of 16.2.
Currently, the Trojans’ defense holds the 274th rank in the nation, allowing 77.0 points per game. So far, the Little Rock defense is giving up an average of 8.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.5 times per game (548th).