Murray State Racers vs Auburn Tigers Odds
The Auburn Tigers host Murray State on Thursday, looking to build on their 1-0 mark against the 1-0 Racers in college hoops action at TD Arena.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (TD Arena).
The Racers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 0-1 ATS. Murray State is 0-0 on the totals; Auburn is 0-0.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tigers as 4.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Racers odds would favor the Racers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Auburn is rated No. 168 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Murray State is at No. 34. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 106-72 win for the Racers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Racers is ranked No. 15 in NCAA hoops at 48 per game. Contrast that with Auburn’s No. 75 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Auburn is the No. 306-ranked team in the country at 3 per game, while Murray State rates No. 111 at 7 per game.
Defensively, Murray State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Auburn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 250 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Murray State was an 88-43 winner at home against Brescia. The battle between the Racers and Bearcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Brescia was handed an 88-43 defeat on Friday at CFSB Center.
Auburn won its last outing, a 61-50 result against IUPU Fort Wayne on November 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Frankie Sullivan went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Auburn over IUPU Fort Wayne, 61-50, on Friday at Auburn Arena.
Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Racers at Tigers trends to consider:
Auburn is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Murray State home to Old Dominion, Saturday, November 24
Auburn at Boston College, Wednesday, November 21