SIU Edwardsville vs UT Martin Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/2/23

UT Martin Skyhawks (18-13) vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars (19-13)

Game Info: Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Ford Center)

Betting Odds: UT Martin -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars and UT Marin Skyhawks face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Ohio Valley Tournament at the Ford Center. When these two teams faced off on February 16th it was UT Martin that secured the 90-84 victory. 

SIU Edwardsville Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is SIU Edwardsville who sits with a 19-13 record overall and they are coming off a win on Tuesday in the Ohio Valley Tournament. In the last game against Southern Indiana, the defense was elite and they ended up winning 68-54. Damarco Minor finished with 27 points and four rebounds. SIU Edwardsville is averaging 74.8 points while their defense is giving up 71.5 points per game. Ray’Sean Taylor has been the top player for SIU Edwardsville averaging 15.7 points while shooting 37.7 percent from the field and 36 percent from behind the three point line. 

UT Martin  Betting Preview

UT Martin comes into this game with an 18-13 record overall but they are coming off a loss in the last game. The offense only managed 58 points against Morehead State and that led to the defeat. Jordan Sears had a strong game finishing with 17 points. Two games ago against Tennessee State, the defense was awful giving up 88 points and that also led to the loss. UT Martin is averaging 81.1 points while their defense is giving up 75.4 points per game. They want to push the pace but at times their defense has been an issue. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The last time these two teams faced off the final score was 90-84 and in this game it’s going to be a high scoring game again. UT Martin gave up 88 points two games ago and SIU Edwardsville is going to have no issue running up the score here. UT Martin is going to also run up the score here, and this game is going to go over the total. This is a very strong play. In terms of the side it's a lean with SIU Edwardsville to score enough to cover the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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