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Murray State Racers visit Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAAB hoops battle

Murray State RacersWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
Dec 1, 8:00 PM | EA Diddle Arena

Murray State Racers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds


The Hilltoppers will be trying to slam the Murray State Racers on Thursday when the teams tip off at EA Diddle Arena in college betting action.

Western Kentucky battles the Racers, currently sitting with a 7-0 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-5 for the Hilltoppers and 2-2 for the Racers.

View Murray State vs Western Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Western Kentucky in this one will find them as 7-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hilltoppers - Racers odds would favor the Racers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Kentucky is rated No. 268 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Murray State is at No. 176. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-55 win for the Racers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Racers rank No. 285 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.3 per game. That compares with Western Kentucky’s No. 185 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Kentucky is college basketball's No. 210-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Racers rate No. 57 with 7.9 per game.

Defensively, Murray State features the nation's No. 116-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 328 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Murray State, they were a 90-81 winner as they battled Southern Miss on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Southern Miss got 29 points from Angelo Johnson on the way to a 90-81 loss against Murray State on Saturday at Sullivan Arena.

Western Kentucky was a 72-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southeastern Louisiana. Western Kentucky earned a 72-67 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, getting 17 points from Teeng Akol at EA Diddle Arena.

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Southern Miss are 3-0
After a win are 8-2

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Bowling Green are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Racers at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Murray State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games when playing Murray State
Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Murray State
Western Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Murray State home to Dayton, Sunday, December 4
Western Kentucky home to Bowling Green, Sunday, December 4