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Feb 24, 9:00 PM | Regional Special Events Center

Morehead State Eagles vs Murray State Racers Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Eagles of Morehead State hit the hard court against the Racers of Murray State.

The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 13-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Racers are 8-12-1 ATS. Morehead State is 9-12 against the total, while Murray State is 8-13 versus the number.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Morehead State before tip-off in this one will find them as 3.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 135 (Racers) and the No. 65 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-73 result in favor of the Racers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Murray State has the nation's No. 186-rated offensive output, at 68.7 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 29 allowing on average 61.4 PPG. The Racers FG% has averaged 46% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.

Defensively, Morehead State features the nation's No. 33-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.1 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.

Morehead State won its last outing, a 71-65 result against Indiana State on February 19. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Kenneth Faried scored 17 points leading the Eagles to a 71-65 victory over Indiana State at Hulman Center on Saturday.

In their last action, Murray State was a 72-47 winner at home against Evansville. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Racers and Purple Aces didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Evansville was handed a 72-47 defeat on Saturday at Regional Special Events Center.

Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 7-3
After playing Evansville are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Eagles at Racers trends to consider:
Morehead State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Morehead State is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Morehead State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Murray State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Murray State's last 5 games
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Morehead State
Murray State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Morehead State at Tennessee-Martin, Saturday, February 26
Murray State home to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, February 26

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