SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin OVC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin OVC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 6 seed SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (19-13, 9-9 OVC) are 2-point favorites in the OVC Tournament over the No. 3 seed UT Martin Skyhawks (18-13, 10-8 OVC) on Thursday at Ford Center. The game tips at 10:00 PM and airs on ESPN+, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under for the matchup is set at 150.

SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin Odds

  • SIU-Edwardsville odds to win: -127
  • UT Martin odds to win: +107
  • Spread: SIU-Edwardsville (-2)
  • Total: 150

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Where: Evansville, Indiana
  • Venue: Ford Center

Who Will Win SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin?

SIU-Edwardsville and UT Martin Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

SIU-Edwardsville is 6-9 against the spread when favored by 2 points or more this season.

UT Martin has a 4-7 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 2 points or more.

The Cougars and Skyhawks average 5.7 more points between them than the total of 150 for this game.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.6 fewer points per game (146.4) than this matchup’s total of 150 points.

The average over/under SIU-Edwardsville has had set in matchups this season is 4.4 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

The average point total for the Skyhawks this year is 6.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.

So far this season, the Cougars have compiled a 15-14-0 record against the spread.

The Skyhawks’ ATS record is 11-16-0 this year.

SIU-Edwardsville Stats & Insights

SIU-Edwardsville has a +116 scoring differential, topping opponents by 3.6 points per game. It is putting up 74.6 points per game to rank 114th in college basketball and is giving up 71.0 per contest to rank 208th in college basketball.

SIU-Edwardsville comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 2.3 boards. It is grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game (47th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 32.0 per contest.

The Cougars hit 7.0 three-pointers per game (223rd in college basketball), while their opponents have made 7.0 on average.

SIU-Edwardsville ranks 184th in college basketball with 93.8 points scored per 100 possessions, and 118th in college basketball defensively with 89.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Cougars post 76.5 points per game when playing at home, compared to 71.8 points per game on the road, a difference of 4.7 points per contest.

UT Martin Stats & Insights

UT Martin has a +178 scoring differential, topping opponents by 5.7 points per game. It is putting up 81.1 points per game, 15th in college basketball, and is giving up 75.4 per outing to rank 320th in college basketball.

UT Martin averages 36.0 rebounds per game (15th in college basketball) while allowing 33.6 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 2.4 boards per game.

UT Martin knocks down 7.8 three-pointers per game (135th in college basketball) at a 33.3% rate (239th in college basketball), compared to the 8.0 its opponents make, shooting 32.0% from deep.

UT Martin’s 97.3 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 93rd in college basketball, and the 90.4 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 153rd in college basketball.

At home, the Skyhawks score 88.4 points per game. On the road, they score 73.3.

SIU-Edwardsville Key Players to Watch

Ray’Sean Taylor leads the Cougars in points and assists per game, scoring 15.4 points and distributing 2.9 assists.

Deejuan Pruitt leads SIU-Edwardsville in rebounding, grabbing 8.7 boards per game while also scoring 11.3 points a contest.

The Cougars get the most three-point shooting production out of Taylor, who makes 2.3 threes per game.

The SIU-Edwardsville steals leader is Shamar Wright, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Jonathan Kurtas, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.

UT Martin Key Players to Watch

Parker Stewart racks up 16.6 points per game to be the top scorer for the Skyhawks.

Chris Nix has a stat line of 5.9 rebounds, 6.7 points and 1.8 assists per game for UT Martin to take the top rebound spot on the team. Jordan Sears holds the top spot for assists with 2.8 per game, adding 14.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest.

Stewart is consistent from three-point range and leads the Skyhawks with 3.0 made threes per game.

UT Martin’s leader in steals and blocks is K.J. Simon with 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.

SIU-Edwardsville vs. UT Martin Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    SIU-Edwardsville (-2)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (150)

  • Prediction:
    SIU-Edwardsville 76, UT Martin 73
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