Austin Peay at Tennessee-Martin: 2/8/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Austin Peay at Tennessee-Martin: 2/8/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (6-11) vs Austin Peay Governors (11-7)

Game Info: Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Skyhawk Arena)

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The Austin Peay Governors will travel to Skyhawk Arena to take on the UT Martin Skyhawks this Monday night in College Basketball action.

The Austin Peay Governors had their 3-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 11-7 on the season after being defeated by the Morehead State Eagles, 75-74 (OT), this past Saturday. Austin Peay looked like they were going to run away with it in OT after taking a 73-67 lead, however, the offensive struggled the rest of way and allowed Morehead State to pull off the victory. Austin Peay shot 45.9% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc while Morehead State shot 48.3% from the field and 31.6% from beyond the arc. Austin Peay won the turnover battle by a 15-11 margin, however, was outrebounded by the Eagles by 40-24 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Governors was Terry Taylor who had a double-double with 28 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, & 3 steals.

On the season, Austin Peay is averaging 74.7 ppg on 46.3% shooting from the field. The Governors are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 35.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Austin Peay has been led by Terry Taylor (21.7 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 1.8 apg), Jordyn Adams (11.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.0 spg), Mike Peake (9. Ppg, 4.8 rpg), & Carlos Paez (8.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 4.3 apg).

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Defensively, Austin Peay is allowing their opponents to average 69.8 ppg on 47.0% shooting from the field. The Governors have a rebound margin of 3.4 and a turnover margin of 0.8.

The UT Martin Skyhawks snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 6-11 on the season after defeating the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, 66-64, this past Saturday. UT Martin was outstanding defensively in the 2nd half against Tennessee Tech and was able to hand on late after taking a 65-57 lead with 4:52 left in regulation. UT Martin shot 39.3% from the field and 32.0% from beyond the arc while Tennessee Tech shot 43.1% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc. UT Martin outrebounded Tennessee Tech by a 36-35 margin and won the turnover battle by a 12-8 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Skyhawks was Jaron Williams who had 20 points, 1 rebound, 2 assist, & 2 steals.

On the season, UT Martin is averaging 66.1 ppg on 38.9% shooting from the field. The Skyhawks are averaging 6.9 three-pointers per game on 33.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, UT Martin has been led by Cameron Holden (14.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.6 spg), Jaron Williams (11.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.5 apg), Anthony Thomas (10.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg), & Kenton Eskridge (6.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.4 spg).

Defensively, UT Martin is holding their opponents to an average of 77.4 ppg on 48.2% shooting from the field. The Skyhawks have a rebound margin of -3.3 and a turnover margin of 0.4.

The Governors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Skyhawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, however, are just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.

UT Martin comes into this game with a 5-5 record at home this season, however, this is not a good basketball team as the Skyhawks have struggled on both ends of the court and come into this game ranked just t-288th in scoring offense & 306th in scoring defense. Austin Peay has been lights out ATS on the road as of late and as I think the Governors have no trouble putting up plenty of points in this one, I am taking Austin Peay to cover this double-digit road spread. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Austin Peay Governors -12

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