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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Murray State Racers in Battle with SIU Edwardsville Cougars

Murray State Racers will go to the free throw line vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars on Thursday, hoping to boost its 12-12 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the SIU Edwardsville Cougars in this one found them listed as 6-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Racers was expected to move the line.

Murray State Racers vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are 4-19 so far on the season, and 11-10 ATS vs the number. The Murray State Racers, meanwhile, are 12-12 and 9-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen SIU Edwardsville go 10-11 and the Murray State Racers go 8-13 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 229 (SIU Edwardsville) and the No. 67 (Murray State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits SIU Edwardsville's No. 238-ranked offense, averaging 65.43 PPG, against a Racers defense that ranks No. 77 at 68.17 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 38.92% so far, less than the Racers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jeffery Moss went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Austin Peay handed Murray State a 76-73 defeat at CFSB Center.

SIU Edwardsville suffered a 79-62 loss against Tennessee-Martin on Saturday, getting 15 points from Jake Newton in a losing effort at Vadalabene Center.

Betting Trends
  • Murray State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Murray State's last 6 games
  • Murray State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Murray State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • SIU Edwardsville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 6 games
  • SIU Edwardsville is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Murray State home to SE Missouri State, Saturday, February 13th
SIU Edwardsville at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, February 13th