Tennessee-Martin at Mississippi State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/11/23

Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-0) vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (1-0)

Game Info: Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 5:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Mississippi State Bulldogs -22.5 -- Over/Under: 144 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks will head down to Starkville to meet the Mississippi State Bulldogs in non-conference play this weekend from Humphrey Coliseum.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Preview

Tennessee-Martin comes in at 1-0 after defeating Champion Baptist, 104-76. The Skyhawks held on in the second half to secure the game one victory, as they’ll now look to avoid being the hunted this weekend. UTM is scoring 104.0 points per game, on 37.5% shooting, while allowing 76.0 ppg.

UT-Martin Player Notes

• Hawaii transfer Justus Jackson led the team with 18 points in his first game as a Skyhawks.

• Returning leading scorer Jordan Sears (15.3 ppg) had a smooth season opener, scoring 14 points on 6/8 shooting, with five boards and five dimes.

• Junior forward Jalen Myers double-double and led UTM with ten rebounds, while scoring 14 points in Tuesday’s win.

• Former NMSU forward Issa Muhammad finished with 15 points and 7 boards in the win over CBAP.

 

Mississippi State Bulldogs Preview

Mississippi State enters at 1-0 after defeating Arizona State in Chicago, 71-56. The Bulldogs walked out of the Windy City with a quality win in place, and they’ll now look to rev things up here at home. State is scoring 71.0 points per game, on 40% shooting, while allowing 56.0 ppg. 

Mississippi State Player Notes

• Junior guard Trey Fort poured in a game-high 21 points and hit five threes in the win over ASU. 

• Veteran forwards Jimmy Bell Jr. and Cameron Matthews each grabbed a team-high nine rebounds versus Arizona State, with the former adding 13 points on 5-6 shooting.

• Bronx native and veteran leader Dashawn Davis chipped in 10 in the victory. 

 

Tennessee Martin vs Mississippi State Trends

UTM is 0-1 against the spread, with a 0-1 O/U record

STATE is 0-1 ATS, with a 0-1 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

Mississippi State played very well in their season-opener, and despite knocking off Arizona State and nabbing a Power 5 win, there is a chance Tennessee-Martin comes in and gives them a game. The Skyhawks may just be one of the deepest mid-majors in the country, and if they come into StarkVegas with the right mindset, they can make use of the generous margin here. Let’s roll the dice and spot UT-Martin the points for this non-conference battle. 

Corey’s Pick UT-Martin to Cover

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