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Murray State favored by 9.5 against Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsMurray State Racers
Jan 9, 8:00 PM | CFSB Center

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Murray State Racers Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Murray State Racers try to run the Eastern Kentucky Colonels off the court at CFSB Center in college hoops action.

The Racers sport records of 11-3 and 5-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Colonels have 12-3 and 3-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-4 for the Racers and 2-4 for the Colonels.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Murray State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Colonels were listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 39-ranked Racers and the No. 246-rated Colonels in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-77 win for the Racers on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Colonels rank No. 346 in NCAA Division 1 with 26.8 per game. That compares with Murray State’s No. 102 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Murray State is college basketball's No. 28-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Colonels rate No. 17 with 8.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Kentucky owns the country's No. 100-rated mark, allowing 66.2 points per game on the highway. Murray State, on the other hand, rates No. 89 in scoring at home.

Eastern Kentucky was a 78-72 winner in its last match at home against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. The Colonels grabbed a 78-72 win over the Cougars on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Mike DiNunno at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Murray State won its last outing, a 74-66 result against SE Missouri State on January 5. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Isaiah Canaan went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds, leading Murray State over SE Missouri State, 74-66, on Saturday at Show Me Center.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Morehead State are 6-4
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 3-1
After a win are 8-2

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Austin Peay are 9-1
After playing SE Missouri State are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Colonels at Racers trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Murray State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Kentucky's last 7 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Eastern Kentucky is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
Murray State is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games at home
Murray State is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky
Murray State is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky home to Morehead State, Saturday, January 12
Murray State at Austin Peay, Saturday, January 12