UT Martin vs Tennessee Tech Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 3, 2023

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The UT Martin Skyhawks (19-13, 10-8 OVC) will meet the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (15-16, 11-7 OVC) in the OVC Tournament Friday at Ford Center, beginning at 10:30 PM.

UT Martin is a slim 1.5-point favorite against Tennessee Tech when the Skyhawks square off with the Golden Eagles on Friday. The game’s point total is 152.5.

UT Martin vs. Tennessee Tech Odds

Point Spread for UT Martin vs. Tennessee Tech

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing UT Martin as the favorite.

UT Martin vs. Tennessee Tech Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UT Martin has -123 odds to pick up the win, while Tennessee Tech is listed at +103 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 152.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Evansville, Indiana
  • Arena: Ford Center

UT Martin vs. Tennessee Tech Betting Trends

UT Martin is 12-16-0 against the spread this year. The Skyhawks have been favorites in 15 games this season and have come away with the win 10 times (66.7%) in those contests. UT Martin’s games this year have hit the over 17 times in 28 opportunities (60.7%).

Tennessee Tech is 16-11-1 against the spread this season. The Golden Eagles have been the underdog on the moneyline 17 total times this season. They’ve gone 5-12 in those games. Tennessee Tech’s games this year have gone over the point total 64.3% of the time (18 out of 28 games with a set point total).

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UT Martin vs. Tennessee Tech Key Players to Watch

UT Martin

K.J. Simon posts 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Jordan Sears posts a team-high 2.9 assists per game. He is also putting up 15.4 points and 3.5 rebounds, shooting 49.5% from the field and 32.6% from beyond the arc with 1 made 3-pointers per contest. Parker Stewart puts up 16.2 points and 2.1 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 4.7 rebounds, shooting 40.7% from the floor and 37.7% from downtown with 2.9 made 3-pointers per game. Chris Nix is tops on his squad in rebounds per game (5.9), and also puts up 6.6 points and 1.7 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.5 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.

Tennessee Tech

Jaylen Sebree is averaging team highs in points (15.1 per game) and rebounds (7.1). And he is producing 2.3 assists, making 48.5% of his shots from the floor and 41.1% from 3-point range, with 1.9 triples per game. Tyrone Perry gives the Golden Eagles 10.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He also delivers 1 steal and 0.1 blocked shots. Brett Thompson is the Golden Eagles’ top assist man (3.2 per game), and he posts 11.9 points and 2.9 rebounds. The Golden Eagles get 12.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2 assists per game from Jayvis Harvey.

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What you need to know about the UT Martin Skyhawks

UT Martin has won 10 games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover nine times. The Skyhawks have a top-25 offense this year, ranking 15th-best in college basketball with 81.1 points per game. On defense, they rank 321st with 75.3 points allowed per contest. UT Martin ranks 20th-best in the country by pulling down 35.8 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 320th in college basketball (33.6 allowed per contest).

With 7.8 treys per game, UT Martin ranks 134th in the nation. It sports a 33.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 221st in college basketball. So far this year, the Skyhawks are giving up 8.1 three-pointers per game (283rd-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 32.2% (82nd-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Skyhawks are 5-5 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, UT Martin has gone over the total eight times. In its last 10 games, UT Martin has been scoring 80.6 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 81.1 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. UT Martin’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (80) is 4.7 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (75.3).

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What you need to know about the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

So far this season, 12 out of Tennessee Tech’s 18 OVC games with an over/under have hit the over. Offensively the Golden Eagles are the 138th-ranked team in college basketball (73.3 points per game). Defensively they are 273rd (73.2 points conceded per game). With 31.5 rebounds per game and 33.9 rebounds allowed, Tennessee Tech is 196th and 330th in the nation, respectively.

With 9.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.6% from downtown, Tennessee Tech is 27th and 61st in the country, respectively, in those categories. The Golden Eagles give up 8 3-pointers per game and concede 33.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 270th and 147th, respectively, in the country.

The Golden Eagles have gone 6-4 over their past 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Seven of Tennessee Tech’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. While Tennessee Tech is putting up 73.3 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark over its last 10 games, tallying 75.8 a contest. Over their past 10 games, the Golden Eagles are ceding 75.2 points per contest, two more points than their season average (73.2).

UT Martin vs. Tennessee Tech Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Tennessee Tech, and we project that Tennessee Tech will cover the spread (UT Martin -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 152.5 points.

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How to bet UT Martin vs. Tennessee Tech

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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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