Murray State Racers host Belmont Bruins in college basketball action
Belmont Bruins vs Murray State Racers Odds
CFSB Center will host Murray State Racers vs. Belmont Bruins action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 11-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Racers are 7-11 ATS. Belmont is 10-7 on the totals; Murray State is 5-8-1.
The Bruins were listed as 3.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Racers - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Murray State is rated No. 63 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Belmont is at No. 22. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-77 win for the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Murray State's No. 89-rated squad against Belmont's No. 251-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Murray State rates No. 59 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 nationally with 8.8 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Belmont owns the country's No. 136-rated mark, allowing 67.6 points per game on the highway. Murray State, on the other hand, rates No. 112 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Belmont was a 74-52 winner at home against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 21.5-point spread as favorites. Belmont cruised to victory on Saturday, running Tennessee Tech out of the gym and running up a 74-52 score at Curb Event Center.
Murray State was a 75-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Austin Peay. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites. Murray State earned a 75-68 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday, getting 19 points from Isaiah Canaan at CFSB Center.
Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Austin Peay are 6-4
After playing Tennessee Tech are 1-1
After a win are 9-1
Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tennessee State are 10-0
After playing Austin Peay are 10-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Bruins at Racers trends to consider:
Belmont is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Belmont is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Murray State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Murray State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Murray State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Murray State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Belmont at Austin Peay, Saturday, February 9
Murray State home to Tennessee State, Saturday, February 9