Betting on today’s Skyhawks and Redhawks game? Catch the action at Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, MO, as the Redhawks hosts this showdown at 4:45 ET on ESPN+. In this Ohio Valley matchup, UT Martin is favored by -8 vs. Southeast Missouri State. The over/under for the game is 156 points.

UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS VS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE REDHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +8

This game will be played at Show Me Center at 4:45 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE REDHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Redhawks.
  • Not only will Southeast Missouri State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can UT Martin Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?

UT Martin is 18-10 overall and has won four straight games. They are 11-4 in Ohio Valley Conference play and 7-6 in non-conference action. On the road, the Skyhawks are 8-7 this season compared to 6-3 at home.

For the year, UT Martin has been favored in 12 of their games, going 9-3 in those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road is -0.4 points per game, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games.

UT Martin has been a solid team vs. the spread this season, going 14-10. On the road, their ATS mark is 10-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Skyhawks have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

UT Martin’s over/under record for the season is 10-14 and today’s line of 156 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (154.8). Their average scoring total in their last three games is 167 points.

UT Martin’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 106 points vs. Lindenwood. Overall, they hit 63.9% of their shots from the field and went 16/19 from the free-throw line. Jordan Sears led the team in scoring, putting up 37 points. Additionally, Jacob Crews contributed 28 points for the Skyhawks.

At this time, the Skyhawks’ defense is positioned 280th in the country, permitting 76.5 points per game. UT Martin’s three-point defense is currently 179th in the country at 7.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.5% of their shots vs. UT Martin.

Will Southeast Missouri State Win at Home?

After losing their last game to Little Rock by a score of 83-61, Southeast Missouri State comes into this matchup with an 8-20 record, including a 3-12 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play. At home this season, the Redhawks have gone 4-7, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 5-5.

As an underdog this season, Southeast Missouri State has gone 1-18, and they are 1-2 in their last three games at home. For the year, they have an average scoring margin of -7.4 points per game when playing at home.

As the underdog, Southeast Missouri State has gone 6-13 vs. the spread this season. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Redhawks are just 4-6 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 4-7.

Today’s over/under line of 156 is higher than the average over/under line in Southeast Missouri State’s games this year (144.7). This season, 19 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 143 points.

Most recently, the Southeast Missouri State offense finished with just 61 points vs. Little Rock. For the game, they hit 4/15 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 33.3%. Leading Southeast Missouri State in scoring vs. Little Rock was Josh Earley with his 18 points. Marqueas Bell also added 10 points for the Redhawks.

On the defensive side, Southeast Missouri State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.5 points per game. In today’s game vs. UT Martin, the Southeast Missouri State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Southeast Missouri State made 17 free-throws vs. the Redhawks.