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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Murray State Racers Betting Line and Trends Report

The Murray State Racers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Eastern Illinois Panthers at CFSB Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Murray State Racers as -9-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Murray State Racers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Murray State Racers are 8-10 so far on the season, and 6-8-1 ATS vs the number. The Eastern Illinois Panthers, meanwhile, are 6-12 and 7-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Murray State go 6-9 and the Eastern Illinois Panthers go 9-8 on betting totals.

The Racers - Panthers odds would favor the Racers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Murray State is rated No. 196 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Eastern Illinois is at No. 243.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Murray State's No. 188-ranked scoring average of 70.17 PPG, against a Eastern Illinois Panthers defense rated No. 200 and allowing 75.17 PPG. The Murray State Racers FG% has averaged 43.32% to date this season, less than the Eastern Illinois Panthers shooters have managed so far (43.45% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers grabbed a 84-82 win over the Eagles on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from A.J. Riley at Lantz Arena.

The Racers got 18 points from Bryce Jones, but it was Tennessee State that prevailed in a 73-71 final on Saturday at Gentry Complex.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Murray State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Murray State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Murray State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • Murray State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois at Austin Peay, Saturday, January 23rd
Murray State at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, January 23rd