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Golden Eagles visit Murray State Racers in college basketball clash

Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesMurray State Racers
March 4, 8:00 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Murray State Racers Odds

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A key college battle sees the visiting Golden Eagles travelling to Murray State Friday to take on the Racers on Friday.

It's a game in the Ohio Valley Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Municipal Auditorium, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Golden Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 12-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Racers are 9-12-2 ATS. Tennessee Tech is 9-11 on the totals; Murray State is 9-14.

View Tennessee Tech vs Murray State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 128-rated Racers and the No. 136-ranked Golden Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-74 result in favor of the Racers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Murray State has the nation's No. 183-rated offensive output, at 68.6 PPG. The visiting Golden Eagles defense ranks No. 229 allowing on average 69.8 PPG. The Racers FG% has averaged 46% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.3% per game.

Defensively, Tennessee Tech features the nation's No. 193-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 192 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tennessee Tech was an 83-59 winner at home against Tennessee-Martin. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites. Tennessee Tech cruised to victory on Thursday, running Tennessee-Martin out of the gym and running up an 83-59 score at Municipal Auditorium.

Last time out for Murray State, they were a 66-56 winner as they battled Eastern Kentucky at home. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. Isacc Miles scored 23 points leading the Racers to a 66-56 victory over Eastern Kentucky at Regional Special Events Center on Saturday.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Golden Eagles at Racers trends to consider:
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee Tech
Murray State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Murray State's last 8 games
Murray State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games