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Murray State Racers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Southern Illinois Salukis

Murray State Racers

vs

Southern Illinois Salukis
Monday, December 22, 2014 8:05 PM ET
SIU Arena

The Southern Illinois Salukis will try to cover the point spread at SIU Arena on Monday when they get a visit from the Murray State Racers in NCAA basketball betting action.

Murray State Racers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Murray State Racers opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Murray State Racers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis sport a record of 7-5 and 6-3 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Murray State Racers have 8-4 and 4-4-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Southern Illinois Salukis and 2-0 for the Murray State Racers.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 96 (Southern Illinois) and the No. 166 (Murray State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Murray State Racers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois has the nation's No. 206-rated offensive output, at 64.08 PPG. The visiting Murray State Racers defense ranks No. 212 allowing on average 70.5 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 44.19% so far, less than the Southern Illinois Racers marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.82% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Racers got 21 points from Jarvis Williams as Murray State ran past Illinois State 89-77 on Saturday at CFSB Center.

Southern Illinois got 12 points from Anthony Beane but lost anyway, 56-52, to New Orleans on Friday at SIU Arena.

Murray State Racers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Odds Trends

Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Murray State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Murray State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Southern Illinois
Murray State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Southern Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Southern Illinois is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Murray State
Southern Illinois is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Murray State

Next Betting Matchups

Murray State home to Alabama A&M, Tuesday, December 30th
Southern Illinois at Missouri State, Wednesday, December 31st

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