The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will travel to Skyhawk Arena to take on the UT Martin Skyhawks this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 3-11 on the season after being defeated by the Belmont Bruins, 92-77, this past Thursday. Tennessee Tech had no answers on the defensive end for Belmont and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 50-28 margin. Tennessee Tech shot 48.5% from the field & 33.3% from beyond the arc while allowing Belmont to shoot 52.3% from the field & 42.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles was Daniel Ramsey who had 18 points & 3 rebounds.
On the season, Tennessee Tech is averaging 73.5 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field. The Golden Eagles are averaging 6.9 three-pointers per game on 33.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Tennessee Tech has been led by Jr. Clay (11.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.9 spg), Keishawn Davidson (10.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.3 apg), Mamoudou Diarra (9.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.3 apg), & Kenny White Jr. (8.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.3 apg).
Defensively, Tennessee Tech is allowing their opponents to average 73.9 ppg on 45.8% shooting from the field. The Golden Eagles have a rebound margin of 3.2 and a turnover margin of 0.8.
The UT Martin Skyhawks lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 6-10 on the season after being defeated by the Morehead State Eagles, 76-62, this past Wednesday. UT Martin trailed by a just 31-28 margin at halftime, however, could not fight back after the Eagles took a 52-33 lead with 13:29 left in regulation. UT Martin shot 36.8% from the field & 20.8% from beyond the arc while allowing Morehead State to shoot 53.1% from the field & 52.6% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Skyhawks was KJ Simon who had 11 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 assist.
On the season, UT Martin is averaging 71.6 ppg on 44.0% shooting from the field. The Skyhawks are averaging 7.4 three-pointers per game on 31.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, UT Martin has been led by KJ Simon (17.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.6 apg, 2.0 spg, 1.6 bpg), KK Curry (10.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.0 bpg), Darius Simmons (8.6 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.4 apg), & Koby Jeffries (6.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.6 spg).
Defensviely, UT Martin is allowing their opponents to an average of 74.4 ppg on 44.0% shooting from the field. The Skyhawks have a rebound margin of -0.5 and a turnover margin of 0.2.
The Golden Eagles are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. UT Martin. The Skyhawks are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games, however, are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home game vs. Tennessee Tech.
Tennessee Tech has been led by their offense which ranks 149th in scoring offense & 144th in FG%, however, the Golden Eagles have struggled defensively and currently rank just 288th in scoring defense & 309th in defensive FG%. UT Martin has struggled a bit on both ends of the court this season and currently rank just 194th in scoring offense, 293rd in scoring defense, & 252nd in defensive FG%.
Tennessee Tech comes into this game with an 0-8 record on the road, however, they have played some tough competition and UT Martin will be by far the easiest road game to date for the Golden Eagles. UT Martin has really struggled defensively this season and between the fact that I think Tennessee Tech is the better overall team and that their offense is going to have some success in this one, I’m taking Tennessee Tech to cover this small road spread. Good Luck!