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SIU Edwardsville vs UT Martin: Preview & Picks 02/16/2023

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Game Preview

 
The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars and the UT Martin Skyhawks will square off at Skyhawk Arena in an Ohio Valley duel. SIU-Edwardsville will be limping in from a loss, while UT Martin will be strutting in after winning.
 
Although the game between the Eastern Illinois Panthers and the Cougars on Saturday wasn’t a complete rout, SIU-home Edwardsville’s loss of 84-73 came dangerously close to becoming one. Given that they entered the game with a 12-point advantage, SIU-Edwardsville found it particularly difficult to accept the defeat.
 
The Cougars, who have a record of 17-10 overall, will be on the court for the 28th time this season when they face UT Martin today. The Cougars now have an 8-6 record after 14 road games. With a record of 5-5 on the year, SIUE has played 10 games as the underdog.
 
SIUE will be relying on Ray’Sean Taylor, the team’s top scorer who is averaging 15.22 points per game for the Cougars, to put up another solid effort. Taylor is essential to the team’s ability to convert outside shots. He has made the most 3-pointers thus far in the team.
 
Let’s check the latest picks, NCAAB news, stats and NCAAB expert picks for SIU Edwardsville vs UT Martin. We’ve plenty of NCAAB predictions for you to consider.
 
On the other hand, UT Martin defeated the Little Rock Trojans with ease on Saturday, winning 84-61. UT Martin has played 13 home games and currently has a 12-1 record. While their home record seems impressive, the Skyhawks have gone 9-4 straight up while being the favorite 13 times.
 
UT Martin has struggled to generate offense this year; they are presently ranked 272nd in college basketball with 68.9 points per game. They have played at a slower tempo than average and have had trouble making outside shots, which is a big factor in the poor scoring totals. With a team 3-point shooting percentage of just 29.9%, the Skyhawks are ranked 475th in the NCAA.
 

SIU Edwardsville vs UT Martin Game Information

  • Date: 02/16/2023
  • Time: 09:00 PM ET
  • Location: Kathleen and Tom Elam Center, Martin, TN.
  • How to Watch SIU Edwardsville vs UT Martin : ESPN+
  • Live Stream: CBS.com

SIU Edwardsville vs UT Martin Betting Lines

SIU Edwardsville is +100 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $100.On the other side, UT Martin is -120 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $83.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has SIU Edwardsville at a 50.00% chance of winning the game, meanwhile UT Martin has 54.55% probability of finishing the game with the W.

 

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