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College basketball point spread favors Purple Aces in battle with Racers

Evansville Purple AcesMurray State Racers
5-2December 04, 2013, 08:00 | CFSB Center2-5

Evansville travels to Murray State on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 5-2 record with a victory over the Racers.

The Racers currently sports a 2-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-4 ATS. The Purple Aces are 5-2 and 2-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Racers produce a 2-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Purple Aces have gone 2-1 against the number.

View Evansville Purple Aces vs Murray State Racers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Evansville before tip-off in this one found them as -1-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Racers at No. 269 and the Purple Aces at No. 218 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Murray State was an 89-64 loser on the road against St. Mary's. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as underdogs. Murray State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by St. Mary's and falling by an 89-64 score at McKeon Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Murray State's No. 153-ranked offense, averaging 73.57 PPG, against a Purple Aces defense that ranks No. 218 at 77.29 PPG. The Racers field goal percentage has averaged 46.7% so far, less than the Purple Aces marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.73% per game.

A few Purple Aces at Racers trends to consider:
Evansville is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Evansville is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Murray State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Murray State is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Evansville home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, December 7th
Murray State at Lipscomb, Saturday, December 7th