CIT Title Game: Murray State vs. Yale
|Yale Bulldogs||Murray State Racers|
|19-13||April 03, 2014, 07:00 | CFSB Center||22-11|
The Yale Bulldogs will be up against the Murray State Racers on Thursday night as those two schools compete in the championship game of the College Insider Tournament.
Murray State's first four victims at the College Insider Tournament were Missouri State, Nebraska-Omaha, Towson, and Pacific. Yale has bounced Quinnipiac, Holy Cross, Columbia, and VMI to make it to the championship game.
The Racers sport a record of 22-11 and 19-10-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 19-13 and 13-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-10 for the Racers and 9-13 for the Bulldogs.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Racers rated this week at No. 32 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 105.
Yale won its last outing, a 75-62 result against VMI on April 1. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. The Bulldogs got 19 points from Javier Duren as Yale ran past VMI 75-62 on Tuesday at Cameron Hall.
Murray State won its last outing, a 98-75 result against Pacific on April 1. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. The battle between the Racers and Tigers didn�t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pacific was handed a 98-75 defeat on Tuesday at CFSB Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Murray State's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 78.24 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 56 at 66.16 PPG. The Racers field goal percentage has averaged 47.64% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.56% per game.
A few Bulldogs at Racers trends to consider:
Yale is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Yale's last 6 games
Yale is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Yale is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Murray State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Murray State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Murray State's last 7 games
Murray State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home