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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Murray State Racers College Basketball Betting Preview

The Eastern Illinois Panthers hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at CFSB Center against the Murray State Racers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Eastern Illinois Panthers were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Murray State Racers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Murray State Racers currently sport a 14-13 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-13 ATS. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are 13-14 and 13-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Murray State Racers produce a 15-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eastern Illinois Panthers have gone 14-11 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 40-rated Murray State Racers and the No. 177-ranked Eastern Illinois Panthers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Murray State has the nation's No. 22-rated offensive output, at 81.56 PPG. The visiting Eastern Illinois Panthers defense ranks No. 134 allowing on average 71.85 PPG. The Racers FG% has averaged 45.27% so far, more than the Murray State Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.66% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Eastern Illinois suffered a 85-80 loss against Austin Peay on Thursday, getting 20 points from Casey Teson in a losing effort at Winfield Dunn Center.

Murray State earned a 84-73 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Thursday, getting 27 points from Jonathan Stark at CFSB Center.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Illinois's last 5 games
  • Murray State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Murray State is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • Murray State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • Murray State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Saturday, February 25th
Murray State at Southeast Missouri State, Thursday, February 23rd