Murray State Racers vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Racers of Murray State hit the hard court against the Cougars of SIU Edwardsville.
The Racers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 9-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 9-8 ATS. Murray State is 6-9-1 against the total, while SIU Edwardsville is 7-9 versus the number.
Bettors looking to side with SIU Edwardsville in this one found them as 9-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 262-rated Cougars and the No. 51-ranked Racers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-63 result in favor of the Racers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and SIU Edwardsville has the nation's No. 275-rated offensive output, at 63 PPG. The visiting Racers defense ranks No. 112 allowing on average 63.9 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 42.6% so far, less than the Racers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.
Defensively, Murray State features the nation's No. 83-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.6 points per game. SIU Edwardsville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Murray State, they were a 69-48 winner as they battled Tennessee State at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The battle between the Racers and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Tennessee State was handed a 69-48 defeat on Saturday at CFSB Center.
SIU Edwardsville was a 77-68 loser in its last match on the road against Tennessee-Martin. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. SIU Edwardsville got 18 points from Jerome Jones but lost anyway, 77-68, to Tennessee-Martin on Saturday at Skyhawk Arena.
Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 8-2
After playing Tennessee State are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-5
Before playing Austin Peay are 1-1
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 1-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Racers at Cougars trends to consider:
Murray State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Murray State's last 5 games on the road
Murray State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
SIU Edwardsville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Murray State
Murray State at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, February 16
SIU Edwardsville at Austin Peay, Saturday, February 16