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Eastern Kentucky ColonelsMurray State Racers
Feb 26, 8:30 PM | Regional Special Events Center

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Murray State Racers Odds

15-14TEAM RECORD22-7

Murray State will look to improve on its 22-7 record on Saturday when they host Eastern Kentucky in NCAAB odds action at Regional Special Events Center.

Murray State will face the 15-14 Colonels, who own a 11-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Racers are 9-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Colonels are 10-10 favoring the OVER.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Murray State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Racers are listed as 10.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Racers rated this week at No. 135 and the Colonels sitting at No. 243. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-69 result in favor of the Racers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Colonels is ranked No. 341 in NCAA hoops at 28.6 per game. Contrast that with Murray State’s No. 281 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Murray State is the No. 188-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Eastern Kentucky rates No. 28 at 8.1 per game.

Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 182 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Eastern Kentucky was a 78-70 loser on the road against Tennessee-Martin. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites. Eastern Kentucky got 15 points from Spencer Perrin but lost anyway, 78-70, to Tennessee-Martin on Thursday at Skyhawk Arena.

Last time out for Murray State, they were a 70-62 winner as they battled Morehead State at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. B.J. Jenkins went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Murray State over Morehead State, 70-62, on Thursday at Regional Special Events Center.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-4
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Morehead State are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Colonels at Racers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Eastern Kentucky is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
Murray State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Murray State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky