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College Insider Tournament - Missouri State Murray State Betting Preview

Murray State RacersMissouri State Bears
18-11March 19, 2014, 08:05 | JQH Arena20-12

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Missouri State and Murray State on Wednesday, with the host Bears trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bears currently sports a 20-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-12 ATS. The Racers are 18-11 and 15-10-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears produce a 13-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Racers have gone 17-8 against the number.View Murray State Racers vs Missouri State Bears Odds and Stats.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 32-rated Murray State taking on the No. 166-rated Bears in this contest.

In their last action, Murray State was an 86-83 loser at home against Eastern Kentucky. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Murray State suffered an 86-83 loss against Eastern Kentucky on Friday, getting 24 points from Cameron Payne in a losing effort at Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Missouri State was a 67-42 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. Missouri State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Wichita State and falling by a 67-42 score at Scottrade Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Missouri State's No. 178-ranked scoring average of 68.72 PPG, against a Racers defense rated No. 195 and allowing 72.97 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 43.18% to date this season, less than the Racers shooters have managed so far (47.46% per game).

A few Racers at Bears trends to consider:
Murray State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Murray State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Murray State's last 11 games
Murray State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Missouri State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Missouri State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Missouri State is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Missouri State's last 5 games at home