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Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars vs Murray State Racers Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Vadalabene Center features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars and the visiting Murray State Racers in college hoops betting odds action on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Murray State Racers before tip-off in this one found them as -6.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Murray State Racers vs Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Murray State Racers will look to cover the spread vs the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars on Saturday, as the Racers are 7-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 6-8 ATS. Murray State is 10-5 against the total, while Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 5-8-1 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars at No. 317 and the Murray State Racers at No. 130 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Murray State is ranked No. 67 in NCAA basketball at 38.72 per game. Contrast that with Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's No. 151 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is the No. 257-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Murray State rates No. 30 at 9.39 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Murray State got 18 points from Terrell Miller, Jr. en route to a 83-72 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday at Lantz Arena.

The Cougars endured a 83-81 loss at the hands of the Governors on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Burak Eslik at Vadalabene Center.

Betting Trends
  • Murray State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Murray State is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
  • Murray State is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Murray State's last 12 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Murray State
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Murray State

Next Betting Matchups

Murray State home to Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, January 19th
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Southeast Missouri State, Thursday, January 19th