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Murray State Racers vs Illinois State Redbirds NCAA College Hoops Odds

The Illinois State Redbirds host Murray State on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-5 mark against the 5-1 Racers in college basketball betting action at Redbird Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Murray State Racers in this one, their betting line was listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Murray State Racers vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 4-5 and 3-3 ATS Illinois State Redbirds will face the 5-1 Murray State Racers, who own a 2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Illinois State Redbirds are 4-2 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Murray State Racers are 1-2.

This game puts the Illinois State Redbirds, most recently No. 44 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Murray State Racers, who rate No. 123 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois State's No. 158-ranked scoring average of 74.29 PPG, against a Murray State Racers defense rated No. 51 and allowing 64.6 PPG. The Illinois State Redbirds FG% has averaged 43.66% to date this season, less than the Murray State Racers shooters have managed so far (52.26% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Racers and Rattlers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida A&M was handed a 80-59 defeat on Saturday at CFSB Center.

The Redbirds got 20 points from Taylor Bruninga, but it was BYU that prevailed in a 80-68 final on Wednesday at Marriott Center.

Betting Trends
  • Murray State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Murray State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Murray State is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Murray State's last 6 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Illinois State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Murray State at Saint Louis, Tuesday, December 12th
Illinois State at Mississippi, Saturday, December 16th