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Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Murray State Racers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Murray State RacersJacksonville State Gamecocks
Jan 26, 5:30 PM | Pete Mathews Coliseum

Murray State Racers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds

15-4TEAM RECORD13-7

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Murray State when they take on the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Gamecocks bring a 13-7 record (6-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-4 Racers, who are 7-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Jacksonville State go 8-2 so far and the Racers go 3-8-1.

View Murray State vs Jacksonville State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Gamecocks as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 211-rated Gamecocks and the No. 80-ranked Racers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-69 result in favor of the Racers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Jacksonville State's No. 332-rated squad against Murray State's No. 116-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Jacksonville State rates No. 263 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 39 nationally with 7.8 per match.

Defensively, Murray State features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.6 points per game. Jacksonville State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 177 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Murray State, they were a 47-39 winner as they battled Tennessee Tech on the road. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. Murray State got 15 points from Isaiah Canaan en route to a 47-39 victory over Tennessee Tech on Thursday at Eblen Center.

Jacksonville State was an 81-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Austin Peay. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. The Governors were burned for 28 points by Tarvin Gaines on Thursday as the Gamecocks put another game in the win column, 81-74, at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Austin Peay are 8-2
After playing Tennessee Tech are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Morehead State are 4-6
After playing Austin Peay are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Racers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Murray State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Murray State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Murray State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Jacksonville State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Jacksonville State is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Murray State
Jacksonville State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 6 games when playing at home against Murray State

Next up:
Murray State home to Austin Peay, Saturday, February 2
Jacksonville State home to Morehead State, Saturday, February 2