Tennessee-Martin vs. Murray State - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee-Martin vs. Murray State - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

Murray State Racers (11-5) at Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (5-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Skyhawk Arena)

The Line: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks +7.5 -- Over/Under: 154 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Murray State Racers and UT Martin Skyhawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Skyhawk Arena.

The Murray State Racers look for a win to build on their five-gam winning streak. The Murray State Racers are averaging 76.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Tevin Brown is averaging 16.9 points and 3.1 assists while KJ Williams is averaging 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Anthony Smith is the third double-digit scorer and and Darnell Cowart is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Murray State Racers are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Murray State Racers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Murray State Racers have lost three of their last five road games.

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The UT Martin Skyhawks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The UT Martin Skyhawks are averaging 76.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 82.9 points on 50 percent shooting. Parker Stewart is averaging 19.7 points and 4.1 rebounds while Quintin Dove is averaging 18.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. Derek Hawthorne Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Craig Randall II is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The UT Martin Skyhawks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The UT Martin Skyhawks are allowing 42 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The UT Martin Skyhawks have won three of their last five home games.

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The Murray State Racers are enjoying a monster tear, winning five straight and winning those games by an average of 17.2 points while shooting 53 percent from the field. The UT Martin Skyhawks don't have the offensive horses to keep up if that form continues, and they're just 5-8 ATS on the season. I'm not trying to step in front of the Murray State Racers right now. I'll eat the chalk with the road team.

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Randy’s Pick Murray State Racers -7.5

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