The UT Martin Skyhawks (1-7), who are currently on a five-game losing streak, look to get back in the win column when they visit Convocation Center to challenge the Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-5). The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 142.5 points with Arkansas State set as a 7-point favorite. Action gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
UT Martin Skyhawks vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves Betting Preview
In the Skyhawks last contest, they lost a close one to the Chattanooga Mocs, 66-63. Matthew Butler had a good game for UT Martin, leading both teams in scoring with 27 points on 9-for-18 shooting. Chattanooga held the Skyhawks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 10.0 (below their season average of 34.6). UT Martin, on the other hand, held the Mocs to an effective field goal percentage of 0.462 (below their season average of 0.570).
The Red Wolves are trying to rebound after their 75-72 loss to the Cleveland State Vikings in their last matchup. Deven Simms led Arkansas State in scoring with 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting. Cleveland State did a great job of converting from the free throw line (12-16; 75.0 percent). Arkansas State, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.2 (above their season average of 30.4).
Arkansas State should have an edge on the offensive glass in this showdown. Since last season, the Red Wolves rank 100th in offensive rebounding percentage (31.5 percent), while UT Martin ranks 302nd in defensive rebounding percentage (68.2 percent).
Games involving these teams tend to go under the projected point total. UT Martin games have gone under 80.0 percent of the time, while Arkansas State games have gone under 60.0 percent of the time. The Red Wolves have the superior straight up (SU) record (2-5 vs. 1-7), but the Skyhawks hold the significant advantage against the spread (ATS) (2-3 vs. 0-5).
The Red Wolves won the only contest against the Skyhawks last season, 87-68. The Red Wolves played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.8 and a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 36.6. The Skyhawks put up marks of 21.1 and 28.6, respectively, for those same stats.
UT Martin Skyhawks vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Arkansas State, ATS Winner – UT Martin, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Skyhawks rank 122nd in steals per game (6.6) while the Red Wolves rank 225th (5.5).
- Arkansas State ranks 38th in three pointers allowed per game (18.7) while UT Martin ranks 320th (26.3).
- The Skyhawks rank 28th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Red Wolves rank 238th (4.1).
- UT Martin ranks 74th in assists per game (15.1) while Arkansas State ranks 255th (12.0).