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Murray State Racers Home to Eastern Kentucky Colonels in NCAA Basketball Betting

Murray State looks to cover the Racers-Colonels pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 10-9 mark when they host Eastern Kentucky in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Murray State Racers betting line as -11-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Murray State Racers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Murray State Racers battles the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, currently sitting with a 8-12 mark (7-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 10-6 for the Murray State Racers and 4-12 for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.

The Murray State Racers sit at No. 130 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eastern Kentucky Colonels sit at No. 312 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Murray State's No. 84-rated squad against Eastern Kentucky's No. 205-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Murray State rates No. 32 in the country with 9.21 per game, while their foes tonight, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels rank No. 131 nationally with 7.45 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nick Mayo scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Colonels to a win (they lost 72-59 to Belmont at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Saturday).

Murray State earned a 67-59 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday, getting 18 points from Terrell Miller, Jr. at Vadalabene Center.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Murray State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Murray State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Murray State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Murray State is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Eastern Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Kentucky at Morehead State, Saturday, January 21st
Murray State at Austin Peay, Saturday, January 21st