NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Redhawks underdogs vs Racers at SE Missouri State

Murray State RacersSE Missouri State Redhawks
Jan 5, 6:00 PM | Show Me Center

Murray State Racers vs SE Missouri State Redhawks Odds

10-3TEAM RECORD10-6

Show Me Center will host SE Missouri State Redhawks vs. Murray State Racers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Redhawks sit at 10-6 (3-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Racers are currently 10-3 (4-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? SE Missouri State is 2-2 OU, and Murray State is 3-3 OU.

View Murray State vs SE Missouri State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Redhawks installed as 6-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 48-ranked Redhawks and the No. 31-rated Racers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-75 win for the Racers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Racers is ranked No. 116 in NCAA hoops at 36.9 per game. Contrast that with SE Missouri State’s No. 51 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, SE Missouri State is the No. 129-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while Murray State rates No. 28 at 8.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Murray State owns the country's No. 139-rated mark, allowing 68.6 points per game on the highway. SE Missouri State, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Murray State, they were a 73-62 winner as they battled Tennessee-Martin on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. The Racers grabbed a 73-62 win over the Skyhawks on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Isaiah Canaan at Skyhawk Arena.

In their last action, SE Missouri State was an 86-84 winner at home against Austin Peay. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. SE Missouri State earned an 86-84 victory over Austin Peay on Thursday, getting 19 points from Corey Wilford at Show Me Center.

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 7-3
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

SE Missouri State Redhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Austin Peay are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Racers at Redhawks trends to consider:
Murray State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against SE Missouri State
Murray State is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games on the road
SE Missouri State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
SE Missouri State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of SE Missouri State's last 7 games when playing Murray State
SE Missouri State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Murray State

Next up:
Murray State home to Eastern Kentucky, Wednesday, January 9
SE Missouri State at Belmont, Thursday, January 10

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