SIU-Edwardsville vs UT Martin Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (19-13, 9-9 OVC) go up against the UT Martin Skyhawks (18-13, 10-8 OVC) at 10:00 PM ET on Thursday in OVC play. The matchup airs on ESPN+.

The Cougars are currently slim 2-point favorites over the Skyhawks. The over/under is 150 points for the game.

SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin Odds

Point Spread for SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing SIU-Edwardsville as the favorite.

SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin Moneyline

As for the moneyline, SIU-Edwardsville has -127 odds to pick up the win, while UT Martin is listed at +107 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 150 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Evansville, Indiana
  • Arena: Ford Center

SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin Betting Trends

SIU-Edwardsville has 15 wins against the spread in 29 games this season. The Cougars have come away with 10 wins in the 16 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. SIU-Edwardsville’s games this year have gone over the total in 18 out of 27 opportunities (66.7%).

UT Martin is 11-16-0 against the spread this season. The Skyhawks have won 33.3% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (4-8). UT Martin’s games this year have hit the over on 16 of 27 set point totals (59.3%).

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SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin Key Players to Watch


Damarco Minor averages 13.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game, shooting 41.2% from the floor. Shamar Wright is averaging 11 points, 1.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds per contest.
Deejuan Pruitt leads the Cougars at 8.7 rebounds per game, while also posting 1.4 assists and 11.3 points.

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K.J. Simon gets the Skyhawks 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He also delivers 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Parker Stewart leads the Skyhawks in scoring (16.6 points per game), and posts 4.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He also delivers 1.3 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Jordan Sears is the Skyhawks’ top assist man (2.8 per game), and he delivers 14.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. Chris Nix is the Skyhawks’ top rebounder (5.9 per game), and he contributes 6.7 points and 1.8 assists.

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What you need to know about the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars

SIU-Edwardsville and its OVC opponents have combined to hit the over 12 out of 19 times this season. With 74.6 points per game on offense, the Cougars rank 114th in college basketball. At the other end of the court, they give up 71 points per contest, which ranks 208th in college basketball. SIU-Edwardsville ranks 47th in college basketball with 34.3 rebounds per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 246th with 32 rebounds allowed per game.

This year, SIU-Edwardsville is sinking 7 three-pointers per game (223rd-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 32.7% (262nd-ranked) from three-point land. This year, the Cougars are ceding 7 threes per game (153rd-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 33.1% (132nd-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Cougars have gone 5-5 over their past 10 games, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. Seven of SIU-Edwardsville’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. SIU-Edwardsville has seen an increase in scoring recently, racking up 76.3 points per game in its last 10 contests, 1.7 points more than the 74.6 it has scored this year. SIU-Edwardsville has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, giving up 75.4 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 71 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the UT Martin Skyhawks

UT Martin has won nine games against the spread this year in conference play, while failing to cover nine times. The Skyhawks are the 15th-best squad in the country in points scored (81.1 per game) and 321st in points allowed (75.4). On the boards, UT Martin is 15th-best in the nation in rebounds (36 per game). It is 320th in rebounds conceded (33.6 per game).

UT Martin makes 7.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 135th and 239th, respectively, in the nation. Giving up 8 3-pointers per game and conceding 32% from beyond the arc, the Skyhawks are 269th and 72nd in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Skyhawks have a 4-6 record against the spread while going 5-5 overall over their past 10 contests. Seven of UT Martin’s last 10 outings have hit the over. Over its last 10 games, UT Martin is posting 79.1 points per game, two fewer points than its season average (81.1). While the Skyhawks are giving up 75.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their last 10 games, allowing 78.4 points per contest.

SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is SIU-Edwardsville, and we expect that SIU-Edwardsville will cover the spread (SIU-Edwardsville -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 150 points.

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How to bet SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin

You can bet on SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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