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College Basketball Matchup - Murray State Racers SE Missouri State Redhawks Odds Preview

SE Missouri State RedhawksMurray State Racers
March 2, 8:30 PM | CFSB Center

SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Murray State Racers Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on CFSB Center Saturday as host Murray State looks to handle the SE Missouri State Redhawks in NCAA hoops action.

Murray State will face the 15-15 Redhawks, who own a 9-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Racers are 8-12-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Redhawks are 12-6 favoring the OVER.

View SE Missouri State vs Murray State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Racers were listed as 9.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 59 (Racers) and the No. 106 (Redhawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-73 result in favor of the Racers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Murray State has the nation's No. 58-rated offensive output, at 72.9 PPG. The visiting Redhawks defense ranks No. 288 allowing on average 71.3 PPG. The Racers FG% has averaged 45% so far, less than the Redhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Defensively, SE Missouri State features the nation's No. 248-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.

SE Missouri State was a 108-81 winner in its last match on the road against Austin Peay. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Redhawks and Governors didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Austin Peay was handed a 108-81 defeat on Thursday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Murray State was a 69-68 loser in its last match at home against Tennessee-Martin. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as favorites. Murray State got 31 points from Isaiah Canaan en route to a 69-68 loss at the hands of Murray State on Thursday at CFSB Center.

SE Missouri State Redhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Austin Peay are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Redhawks at Racers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of SE Missouri State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Murray State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of SE Missouri State's last 6 games on the road
SE Missouri State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
SE Missouri State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against SE Missouri State
Murray State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing SE Missouri State
Murray State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Murray State's last 7 games when playing at home against SE Missouri State