Ohio Valley Conference Finals Preview
Murray State is playing in the Ohio Valley Conference finals tonight and they are favored tonight, but are only 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.
Murray State Racers (29-4 17-1 OVC) vs. Morehead State Eagles (23-9 15-3 OVC)
Tonight in the finals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Murray State goes for their 30th win of the season facing Morehead State.
Bovada has Murray State as 4 point favorites in this game with a total of 133.
This season Murray State was 13-14-1 ATS and Morehead State was 17-10 ATS.
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In their last games in the OVC tournament semifinals Murray State beat Eastern Illinois 55-51 and Morehead State beat Tennessee Tech 76-47.
Murray State is one of the hottest teams in the nation, as they have won 20 of their last 21 games including their last three. However, their last loss was to Morehead State losing by five points at the end of last month.
Morehead State finished the regular season well winning four of their last five games including their last two.
These two teams split their season series with each winning on their home court.
Murray State has averaged 77.9 ppg this season and they spread the wealth around with five players averaging in double figures all around 10 ppg. They are also well-balanced with two guards, two forwards, and a center being their double-digit scorers.
Morehead State has three players averaging in double figures led by F/C Kenneth Faried (16.8 ppg 13.1 rpg). He had 15 points and 11 boards in the win over Murray State a couple of week ago and if he has another big game Murray State may be in trouble.
Murray State has to shoot the three and defend the three better than they did in their loss to Morehead State a couple week back. In that game they only shot 5/21 from downtown (23.8%) while Morehead State hit 10/15 (66.7%) of their long bombs.
Not only does Murray State have an ATS record of only 2-5 in their last seven games as a favorite, but Morehead State is 8-0 ATS in their last eight games played at a neutral site, which is where tonight’s game will be held.
In the last five games between these teams the underdog is 4-1 ATS.