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Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Ellis Johnson Arena

Murray State Racers vs Morehead State Eagles Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Morehead State vs Murray State battle Wednesday at Ellis Johnson Arena as the Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Eagles sport records of 9-10 and 6-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Racers have 18-0 and 9-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-10 for the Eagles and 7-7 for the Racers.

View Murray State vs Morehead State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Racers listed as 8.5-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Racers odds would favor the Racers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Morehead State is rated No. 223 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Murray State is at No. 79. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-66 win for the Racers.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Morehead State's No. 266-ranked scoring average of 63.8 PPG, against a Racers defense rated No. 42 and allowing 60.9 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 42.2% to date this season, less than the Racers shooters have managed so far (48.1% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Murray State owns the country's No. 58-rated mark, allowing 64.4 points per game on the highway. Morehead State, on the other hand, rates No. 197 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Murray State, they were an 82-74 winner as they battled Tennessee Tech at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point favorite. Murray State got 28 points from Donte Poole en route to an 82-74 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday at CFSB Center.

Morehead State was a 57-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Kentucky. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Drew Kelly went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Morehead State over Eastern Kentucky, 57-54, on Saturday at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 5-1
After playing Tennessee Tech are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 5-5
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Racers at Eagles trends to consider:
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Murray State's last 6 games on the road
Murray State is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Morehead State
Morehead State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Morehead State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Morehead State's last 7 games
Morehead State is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Murray State

Next up:
Murray State at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, January 21
Morehead State home to Tennessee-Martin, Saturday, January 21