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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Murray State Racers in Battle with Eastern Illinois Panthers

The Eastern Illinois Panthers will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Racers in Murray State at CFSB Center on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Eastern Illinois Panthers before tip-off in this one found them as 11.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Murray State Racers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Murray State Racers currently sport a 8-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-3 ATS. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are 4-7 and 2-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Murray State Racers produce a 4-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eastern Illinois Panthers have gone 4-5 against the totals betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Murray State Racers at No. 65 and the Eastern Illinois Panthers at No. 261 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Murray State has the nation's No. 45-rated offensive output, at 82 PPG. The visiting Eastern Illinois Panthers defense ranks No. 67 allowing on average 66.82 PPG. The Racers FG% has averaged 48.77% so far, more than the Murray State Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.44% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Panthers and Fighting Saints didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as St. Francis-Illinois was handed a 74-38 defeat on Thursday at Lantz Arena.

Jonathan Stark scored 21 points leading the Racers to a 81-72 victory over Detroit at Calihan Hall on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Eastern Illinois's last 9 games on the road
  • Murray State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Murray State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Murray State is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Murray State's last 21 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois at Austin Peay, Saturday, December 30th
Murray State at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Saturday, December 30th