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Belmont Bruins battle vs Murray State Racers highlights college basketball odds menu

Murray State RacersBelmont Bruins
13-8February 06, 2014, 09:00 | Curb Event Center17-8

The Belmont Bruins will be trying to slam the Murray State Racers on Thursday when the teams tip off at Curb Event Center in college betting action.

The Bruins are 17-8 so far on the season, and 9-13 ATS vs. the number. The Racers, meanwhile, are 13-8 and 11-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Belmont go 9-11 and the Racers go 12-4 on the totals.

View Murray State Racers vs Belmont Bruins Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bruins in this one found them listed as -9-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Racers was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bruins rated this week at No. 105 and the Racers sitting at No. 33.

Last time out for Murray State, they were a 96-88 winner as they battled Austin Peay on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Murray State got 26 points and 13 rebounds from Jarvis Williams en route to a 96-88 victory over Austin Peay on Friday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Belmont lost its last outing, an 81-76 result against Tennessee Tech on February 1. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Craig Bradshaw scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Bruins to a win (they lost 81-76 to Tennessee Tech at Eblen Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Racers is ranked No. 83 in NCAA hoops at 36.76 per game. Contrast that with Belmont’s No. 245 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Belmont is the No. 12-ranked team in the country at 8.64 per game, while Murray State rates No. 79 at 6.95 per game.

A few Racers at Bruins trends to consider:
Murray State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Murray State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Murray State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Murray State is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Belmont is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Belmont is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Belmont is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Murray State

Next up:
Murray State at Tennessee State, Saturday, February 8th
Belmont at Austin Peay, Saturday, February 8th