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Evansville Murray State Betting Preview

Murray State RacersEvansville Purple Aces
Dec 8, 2:05 PM | Ford Center

Murray State Racers vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds

6-1TEAM RECORD5-3

The Murray State Racers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Purple Aces in Evansville at Ford Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Purple Aces are 5-3 so far on the season, and 5-1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Racers, meanwhile, are 6-1 and 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Evansville go 3-0 and the Racers go 1-0 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Evansville opened as 1.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 166 (Purple Aces) and the No. 42 (Racers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-74 result in favor of the Racers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Racers rank No. 86 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.1 per game. That compares with Evansville’s No. 306 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Evansville is college basketball's No. 127-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Racers rate No. 11 with 9 per game.

Defensively, Murray State features the nation's No. 199-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 266 nationally in scoring at home.

Murray State was a 76-54 winner in its last match at home against Bethel TN. The battle between the Racers and Wildcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Bethel TN was handed a 76-54 defeat on Tuesday at CFSB Center.

Last time out for Evansville, they were a 94-68 winner as they battled Miami (Ohio) at home. They covered in the match as an 8-point favorite. The battle between the Purple Aces and RedHawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Miami (Ohio) was handed a 94-68 defeat on Wednesday at Ford Center.

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Western Kentucky are 7-3
After playing Bethel TN are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Alabama State are 1-1
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 3-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Racers at Purple Aces trends to consider:
Murray State is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Evansville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Evansville is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Murray State home to Western Kentucky, Sunday, December 16
Evansville home to Alabama State, Saturday, December 15