Murray State Racers take on Red Wolves in NCAA basketball test
Murray State Racers vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on ASU Convocation Center Wednesday as host Arkansas State looks to handle the Murray State Racers in NCAA hoops action.
The Racers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 3-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Red Wolves are 1-5 ATS. Murray State is 2-0 against the total, while Arkansas State is 2-2 versus the number.
Bettors looking to go with the Red Wolves in this one found them listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Racers was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Wolves - Racers odds would favor the Racers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arkansas State is rated No. 200 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Murray State is at No. 22. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-77 win for the Racers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas State's No. 98 nationally ranked offense (72 points per game) against a Racers defense that sits as the No. 168 at 66.1 PPG. The Red Wolves have been averaging 42.1% from the field, less than the Racers have managed so far this season (48.2% on average).
Defensively, Murray State features the nation's No. 191-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Arkansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 88 nationally in scoring at home.
Murray State was a 75-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against Western Kentucky. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Murray State earned a 75-70 victory over Western Kentucky on Sunday, getting 21 points from Isaiah Canaan at CFSB Center.
In their last action, Arkansas State was a 69-57 winner at home against Austin Peay. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Arkansas State got 15 points from Trey Finn en route to a 69-57 victory over Austin Peay on Sunday at ASU Convocation Center.
Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Dayton are 1-0
After playing Western Kentucky are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Kent State are 0-1
After playing Austin Peay are 1-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Racers at Red Wolves trends to consider:
Murray State is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Arkansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arkansas State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Murray State at Dayton, Saturday, December 22
Arkansas State at Kent State, Saturday, December 22