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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Murray State Racers Over Eastern Illinois Panthers

Murray State Racers

vs

Eastern Illinois Panthers
Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:00 PM ET
Lantz Arena

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Eastern Illinois Panthers try to run the Murray State Racers off the court at Lantz Arena in college hoops action.

Murray State Racers vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Eastern Illinois Panthers betting line opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at BetOnline.

Murray State Racers vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Eastern Illinois Panthers are 12-6 overall and 12-5 ATS, while the Murray State Racers are 15-4 and 9-5-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Eastern Illinois boasts a 4-3 on the OU, and Murray State is 6-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eastern Illinois Panthers rated this week at No. 150 and the Murray State Racers sitting at No. 26.

How Murray State Racers vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Illinois's No. 234 nationally ranked offense (61.83 points per game) against a Murray State Racers defense that sits as the No. 172 at 67.68 PPG. The Eastern Illinois Panthers have been averaging 44.3% from the field, less than the Racers have managed so far this season (49.49% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Murray State earned a 91-72 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday, getting 21 points from Jarvis Williams at CFSB Center.

Cornell Johnston scored 22 points leading the Panthers to a 65-62 victory over Morehead State at Ellis Johnson Arena on Saturday.

Murray State Racers vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Betting Odds Trends

Murray State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Murray State's last 5 games
Murray State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Eastern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Eastern Illinois is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Eastern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Murray State at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, January 24th
Eastern Illinois at Austin Peay, Saturday, January 24th

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