Murray State Racers vs Southern Illinois Salukis in college hoops odds

Southern Illinois Salukis Murray State Racers
2-7 December 17, 2013, 08:00 | CFSB Center 4-5



Murray State will look to improve on its 4-5 record on Tuesday when they host Southern Illinois in NCAA basketball odds action at CFSB Center.

The Racers are 4-5 so far on the season, and 2-4 ATS vs. the number. The Salukis, meanwhile, are 2-7 and 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Murray State go 3-1 and the Salukis go 2-4-1 on the totals.

View Southern Illinois Salukis vs Murray State Racers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Murray State Racers as -3.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game matches up the No. 284 (Racers) and the No. 233 (Salukis) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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In their last action, Southern Illinois was a 69-60 loser at home against Western Kentucky. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Southern Illinois suffered a 69-60 loss against Western Kentucky on Saturday, getting 20 points from Anthony Beane in a losing effort at SIU Arena.

Murray State was a 73-69 winner in its last match at home against Lipscomb. The Racers got 14 points from Jeffery Moss as Murray State ran past Lipscomb 73-69 on Saturday at CFSB Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Murray State has the nation's No. 166-rated offensive output, at 72.56 PPG. The visiting Salukis defense ranks No. 154 allowing on average 71.22 PPG. The Racers FG% has averaged 45.98% so far, less than the Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.22% per game.

A few Salukis at Racers trends to consider:
Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Murray State
Southern Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Murray State
Murray State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Murray State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Southern Illinois
Murray State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Southern Illinois


Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Ball State, Saturday, December 21st
Murray State at Western Kentucky, Saturday, December 21st
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