Murray State Racers host Austin Peay Governors in college basketball action
Austin Peay Governors vs Murray State Racers Odds
The visiting Austin Peay Governors hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at CFSB Center against the Murray State Racers.
The Racers sport records of 15-5 and 7-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Governors have 5-17 and 9-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-8-1 for the Racers and 8-6 for the Governors.
Bettors looking to side with Murray State in this one found them as 19-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Racers, most recently No. 62 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Governors, who rate No. 289 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-66 victory for the Racers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Governors rank No. 255 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.9 per game. That compares with Murray State’s No. 103 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Murray State is college basketball's No. 50-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Governors rate No. 55 with 7.5 per game.
Defensively, Austin Peay features the nation's No. 333-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.3 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 120 nationally in scoring at home.
Austin Peay was a 70-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee Tech. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Austin Peay got 14 points from Travis Betran but lost anyway, 70-52, to Tennessee Tech on Saturday at Eblen Center.
Murray State was a 65-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Jacksonville State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Racers got 20 points from Isaiah Canaan, but it was Jacksonville State that prevailed in a 65-64 final on Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee State are 7-3
After playing Tennessee Tech are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9
Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Belmont are 2-1
After playing Jacksonville State are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few Governors at Racers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Austin Peay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Austin Peay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Austin Peay is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Murray State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Murray State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Austin Peay
Murray State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Austin Peay
Murray State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Austin Peay home to Tennessee State, Thursday, February 7
Murray State home to Belmont, Thursday, February 7