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College basketball point spread favors Purple Aces in battle with Racers

Evansville Purple AcesMurray State Racers
5-2December 04, 2013, 08:00 | CFSB Center2-5



Evansville travels to Murray State on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 5-2 record with a victory over the Racers.

The Racers currently sports a 2-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-4 ATS. The Purple Aces are 5-2 and 2-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Racers produce a 2-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Purple Aces have gone 2-1 against the number.

View Evansville Purple Aces vs Murray State Racers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Evansville before tip-off in this one found them as -1-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Racers at No. 269 and the Purple Aces at No. 218 heading into this contest.

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In their last action, Murray State was an 89-64 loser on the road against St. Mary's. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as underdogs. Murray State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by St. Mary's and falling by an 89-64 score at McKeon Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Murray State's No. 153-ranked offense, averaging 73.57 PPG, against a Purple Aces defense that ranks No. 218 at 77.29 PPG. The Racers field goal percentage has averaged 46.7% so far, less than the Purple Aces marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.73% per game.

A few Purple Aces at Racers trends to consider:
Evansville is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Evansville is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Murray State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Murray State is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home


Next up:
Evansville home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, December 7th
Murray State at Lipscomb, Saturday, December 7th

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