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Jacksonville State Gamecocks visit Murray State Racers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Jacksonville State GamecocksMurray State Racers
10-13January 25, 2014, 08:30 | CFSB Center11-8

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Jacksonville State when they take on the Murray State Racers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Gamecocks have watched them go 10-13 and 8-9 ATS on the year, while the Racers are at 11-8 and 9-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Racers are 10-4, while the Gamecocks have a 3-13-1 mark.

View Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Murray State Racers Odds and Stats.

The Racers were listed as -8.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game puts the Racers, most recently No. 91 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gamecocks, who rate No. 158 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Jacksonville State was a 71-59 winner on the road against Austin Peay. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Governors were burned for 25 points by Brian Williams on Thursday as the Gamecocks put another game in the win column, 71-59, at Winfield Dunn Center.

In their last action, Murray State was a 92-53 winner at home against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The Racers blew out Tennessee Tech on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 92-53 win at CFSB Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Murray State's No. 119-rated squad against Jacksonville State's No. 240-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Murray State rates No. 94 in the country with 6.79 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 163 nationally with 5.74 per match.

A few Gamecocks at Racers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games
Jacksonville State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 6 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Murray State
Murray State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Murray State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Murray State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Jacksonville State at Morehead State, Saturday, February 1st
Murray State at Austin Peay, Friday, January 31st