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Eastern Kentucky ColonelsMurray State Racers
Jan 4, 8:00 PM | CFSB Center

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Murray State Racers Odds

9-6TEAM RECORD14-0

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Eastern Kentucky when they take on the Racers on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Racers are 14-0 overall and 8-2 ATS ATS, while the Colonels are 9-6 and 6-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Murray State boasts a 4-6 on the OU, and Eastern Kentucky is 3-5.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Murray State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Colonels listed as 17-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 61 (Racers) and the No. 238 (Colonels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 82-68 result in favor of the Racers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Murray State's No. 60-ranked offense, averaging 75.1 PPG, against a Colonels defense that ranks No. 92 at 63.1 PPG. The Racers field goal percentage has averaged 48.8% so far, more than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Kentucky owns the country's No. 57-rated mark, allowing 63.7 points per game on the highway. Murray State, on the other hand, rates No. 86 in scoring at home.

Eastern Kentucky was a 73-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee State. They covered the 2–point spread as favorites. Eastern Kentucky earned a 73-68 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday, getting 24 points from Jaron Jones at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Murray State was a 73-40 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Eastern Illinois. They covered the 9.5–point spread as favorites. Murray State cruised to victory on Friday, running Eastern Illinois out of the gym and running up a 73-40 score at Lantz Arena.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing SE Missouri State are 6-4
After playing Tennessee State are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Austin Peay are 10-0
After playing Eastern Illinois are 9-1
After a win are 10-0

A few Colonels at Racers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Eastern Kentucky is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Eastern Kentucky is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
Murray State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky home to SE Missouri State, Saturday, January 7
Murray State at Austin Peay, Saturday, January 7

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