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Eastern Kentucky Colonels home to Murray State Racers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Murray State RacersEastern Kentucky Colonels
7-7January 08, 2014, 07:00 | Paul S. McBrayer Arena10-5

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Eastern Kentucky Colonels try to run the Murray State Racers off the court at Paul S. McBrayer Arena in college hoops action.

This season, the Colonels are 10-5 overall and 4-5 ATS, while the Racers are 7-7 and 6-5 ATS. As for the totals, Eastern Kentucky boasts a 4-4 on the OU, and Murray State is 7-2.

View Murray State Racers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Colonels installed as -9.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Colonels - Racers odds would favor the Colonels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Eastern Kentucky is rated No. 108 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Murray State is at No. 281.

Murray State was a 91-77 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee-Martin. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Cameron Payne scored 27 points for Murray State on Sunday, leading the Racers to a 91-77 win over Tennessee-Martin at CFSB Center.

Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were an 85-79 loser as they battled SIU Edwardsville on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point favorite. The Colonels endured an 85-79 loss at the hands of the Cougars on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Glenn Cosey at Vadalabene Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Kentucky's No. 33-ranked offense, averaging 79.8 PPG, against a Racers defense that ranks No. 186 at 72.57 PPG. The Colonels field goal percentage has averaged 48.55% so far, more than the Racers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

A few Racers at Colonels trends to consider:
Murray State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Murray State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Murray State's last 5 games
Murray State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Murray State
Eastern Kentucky is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Murray State

Next up:
Murray State home to Austin Peay, Saturday, January 11th
Eastern Kentucky at Morehead State, Saturday, January 11th