Murray State favored by 7.5 against Tennessee Tech on Thursday
Murray State Racers vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Tennessee Tech vs Murray State battle Thursday at Eblen Center as the Golden Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Tennessee Tech will face the 14-4 Racers, who own a 6-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Eagles are 6-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Racers are 3-7-1 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Eagles installed as 7.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 277 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 80 (Racers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-65 result in favor of the Racers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee Tech's No. 248-ranked offense, averaging 64.7 PPG, against a Racers defense that ranks No. 154 at 65.3 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 42.4% so far, less than the Racers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.
Defensively, Murray State features the nation's No. 144-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Tennessee Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.
Murray State was a 70-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. Isaiah Canaan scored 20 points leading the Racers to a 70-61 victory over SIU Edwardsville at CFSB Center on Saturday.
In their last action, Tennessee Tech was a 74-62 loser on the road against SE Missouri State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Tennessee Tech suffered a 74-62 loss against SE Missouri State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jud Dillard in a losing effort at Show Me Center.
Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Jacksonville State are 7-3
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 7-1
After a win are 8-2
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Austin Peay are 4-6
After playing SE Missouri State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Racers at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
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 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee Tech's last 5 games when playing Murray State
Tennessee Tech is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee Tech's last 6 games when playing at home against Murray State
Tennessee Tech is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Murray State
Murray State at Jacksonville State, Saturday, January 26
Tennessee Tech home to Austin Peay, Saturday, January 26