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Murray State Racers home to Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in NCAA Basketball betting action

Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesMurray State Racers
10-10January 23, 2014, 08:00 | CFSB Center10-8

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Murray State and Tennessee Tech on Thursday, with the host Racers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Racers bring a 10-8 record (8-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-10 Golden Eagles, who are 6-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Murray State go 9-4 so far and the Golden Eagles go 6-5.

View Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Murray State Racers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Racers rated this week at No. 91 and the Golden Eagles sitting at No. 210.

In their last action, Tennessee Tech was an 83-74 loser at home against SE Missouri State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Jordan Johnson scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Eagles to a win (they lost 83-74 to SE Missouri State at Eblen Center on Saturday).

Murray State lost its last outing, a 67-60 result against SIU Edwardsville on January 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Racers endured a 67-60 loss at the hands of the Cougars on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Jeffery Moss at Vadalabene Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Murray State's No. 124 nationally ranked offense (72.78 points per game) against a Golden Eagles defense that sits as the No. 140 at 69.9 PPG. The Racers have been averaging 45.17% from the field, more than the Golden Eagles have managed so far this season (44.43% on average).

Next up:
Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay, Saturday, January 25th
Murray State at Jacksonville State, Saturday, January 25th