UT Martin Skyhawks at East Tennessee State Buccaneers Free Prediction


A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (7-3) when they welcome the UT Martin Skyhawks (3-3) to Freedom Hall Civic Center. The game gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

UT Martin Skyhawks at East Tennessee State Buccaneers Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Buccaneers lost to the Georgia State Panthers, 74-68, while the Skyhawks easily got past the Cumberland University Phoenix, 91-58.

UT Martin dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.593 and a turnover percentage of 16.2. Cumberland University was 0.379 and 24.8, respectively, for those same stats. East Tennessee State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (52.9 vs. 40.5). East Tennessee State’s Isaiah Tisdale played well, recording 19 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, UT Martin rallied around Derek Hawthorne, Jr., who recorded 14 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Jeromy Rodriguez has taken his game to another level recently for East Tennessee State, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The offensive glass could be a major edge for East Tennessee State in this showdown. Since last season, the Buccaneers rank 43rd in offensive rebounding percentage (33.7 percent), while UT Martin ranks 311th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.0 percent). Moreover, the Skyhawks’ 266th-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 101.4) will face a difficult challenge against the Buccaneers’ 30th-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 94.5).

UT Martin at East Tennessee State Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – East Tennessee State, ATS Winner – East Tennessee State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • East Tennessee State ranks 43rd in assists allowed per game (11.2) while UT Martin ranks 279th (16.4).
  • The Buccaneers average 21.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 190th in the NCAA. The Skyhawks rank 295th in three pointers allowed per game (26.8).
  • UT Martin ranks 35th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while East Tennessee State ranks 139th (3.4).
  • The Buccaneers rank 35th in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while the Skyhawks rank 212th (36.3).
  • East Tennessee State ranks 32nd in steals per game (7.6) while UT Martin ranks 186th in steals allowed per game (6.6).