UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. UT Martin Skyhawks Betting Prediction

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The UNC Asheville Bulldogs (1-5) and the UT Martin Skyhawks (2-2) battle at Skyhawk Arena. The Bulldogs will attempt to snap their five-game losing streak. Action begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

UNC Asheville Bulldogs at UT Martin Skyhawks ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Skyhawks barely escaped the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 92-90, while the Bulldogs were beaten by the Furman Paladins, 65-51.

UT Martin’s turnover percentage was their largest strength over Western Illinois. The Skyhawks had a rate of 8.3 (better than their season average of 17.6), while the Leathernecks posted a mark of 12.3. UNC Asheville, meanwhile, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.500 (above their season average of 0.401). DelFincko Bogan had a good game for UT Martin with 13 points and eight assists. Tajion Jones had a good game for UNC Asheville, recording 14 points and five rebounds.

The sweet-shooting offense of UNC Asheville will clash against the mid-tier defense of UT Martin. Since last season, the Bulldogs offense ranks 96th in effective field goal percentage (0.529), while the UT Martin defense ranks 231st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.513). The Bulldogs should have the edge on that side of the ball.

UNC Asheville Bulldogs at UT Martin Skyhawks Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UT Martin, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • UNC Asheville averages 14.6 assists per game, which ranks 100th in the country. UT Martin ranks 312th in assists allowed per game (16.5).
  • The Skyhawks rank 32nd in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Bulldogs rank 83rd (2.9).
  • UT Martin ranks 199th in rebounds per game (34.9) while UNC Asheville ranks 250th (33.8).
  • The Bulldogs average 7.4 steals per game, which ranks 43rd in the NCAA. The Skyhawks rank 222nd in steals allowed per game (6.8).
  • UNC Asheville ranks 175th in three pointers allowed per game (22.1) while UT Martin ranks 317th (27.1).