Tennessee-Martin vs Western Illinois Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/10/24

Western Illinois (15-9) vs Tennessee-Martin (14-10)

Game Info: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Western Hall)

Betting Odds: Western Illinois -3 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UT Martin Skyhawks and Western Illinois Leathernecks face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Western Hall. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free UT Martin vs Western Illinois prediction.

UT Martin Needs this Win

UT Martin comes into this game with a 14-9 record overall but they have gone only 9-10-1 against the spread. In the last game against SIU Edwardsville, UT Martin scored 90 points and that was enough for the 11 point victory. Guard Jordan Sears was the top player for UT Martin putting up 34 points, six assists, and four rebounds. UT Martin on the season is averaging 80.8 points while their defense is giving up 77.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 36th in the league and they are going to need to use the offense to run up the score here. 

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Western Illinois Offense Needs to be Better

Western Illinois faced off against Little Rock in the last game and they scored only 60 points. The defense wasn’t awful giving up 63 points but with the offense only scoring 60 points it wasn’t enough. Western Illinois is averaging 70 points while their defense is giving up 65.1 points per game. The offense hasn’t been great overall this season but the defense is ranked 34th. Guard Ryan Mears is averaging 13.1 points while shooting 40.9 percent from the field and 44.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

UT Martin vs Western Illinois Betting Prediction

UT Martin is going to have no issue running up the score here. UT Martin is averaging 80.8 points and Western Illinois is going to have some major issues slowing them down. UT Martin’s defnese hasn’t been great overall, but Western Illinois’s offense isn’t good either and they are going to really struggle here. Western Illinois won’t keep up and UT Martin is going to cover the spread here. 

Shane’s Pick UT Martin +3

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