Planning on watching today's Skyhawks and Golden Eagles game? Catch the action at Hooper Eblen Center in Cookeville, TN, as the Golden Eagles hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Skyhawks are the favored team in this Ohio Valley conference contest against the Golden Eagles. The game's over/under currently sits at 159 points.


The Pick: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +3.5

This game will be played at Hooper Eblen Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
  • Not only will Tennessee Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 159 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can UT Martin Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

Heading into their 15th game of the season, UT Martin has a record of 8-6. On the road, the Skyhawks are 3-5, and at home they are 1-1. As of today's game, UT Martin has a 5-5 ATS record. In their last ten games, UT Martin has gone 3-0 vs. the spread.

In 14 games, UT Martin comes in with an over/under mark of 7-3-0, with their games averaging 167.1 points per game. When assessing the Skyhawks' performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-0, with their games averaging 168 points per game.

UT Martin is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 91 points versus Tennessee State. This output is higher than their season-average of 85.5 points per game. Issa Muhammad was the leading scorer for the Skyhawks, putting up 23 points. In addition, Jacob Crews contributed 19 points.

Looking at the UT Martin defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 80.8 points per game (269th). UT Martin will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Tennessee State to just 38% shooting in their most recent game.

Will Tennessee Tech Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

This will be the 15th game of the season for Tennessee Tech, who currently has a 5-9 record. In their previous five home games, including one from last year, Tennessee Tech has a 3-2 record. As Tennessee Tech faces UT Martin, their ATS record stands at 6-5. In their previous five games, the team has a 2-2 record vs. the spread.

So far, Tennessee Tech's games have averaged 143.6 points per game with the average over/under line being 142.7 points. Looking at the Golden Eagles' last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 141 points per game.

The Tennessee Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 75 points against Little Rock. They posted a field goal percentage of 48.2% and connected on 4 threes. Josiah Davis was the leading scorer for the Golden Eagles, putting up 20 points. In addition, David Early contributed 15 points.

At present, the Golden Eagles' defense is nationally ranked 239th, allowing 77.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.6 threes per game vs. UT Martin. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.3%.