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Murray State Racers vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Betting Matchup Report

Eastern Illinois PanthersMurray State Racers
9-16February 15, 2014, 08:30 | CFSB Center15-9

Eastern Illinois travels to Murray State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 9-16 record with a victory over the Racers.

The Racers are 15-9 so far on the season, and 13-8 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 9-16 and 8-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Murray State go 14-5 and the Panthers go 13-9 on the totals.

View Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Murray State Racers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Murray State in this one found them as -12-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Racers) and the No. 202 (Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Eastern Illinois, they were an 88-83 loser as they battled Austin Peay on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. Sherman Blanford was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 18 rebounds but Austin Peay still won, 88-83, over Eastern Illinois on Thursday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Murray State was an 82-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Racers grabbed an 82-72 win over the Cougars on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Jarvis Williams at CFSB Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Murray State's No. 53-ranked scoring average of 75.92 PPG, against a Panthers defense rated No. 200 and allowing 73.48 PPG. The Racers FG% has averaged 46.91% to date this season, more than the Panthers shooters have managed so far (44.02% per game).

A few Panthers at Racers trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Eastern Illinois is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
Eastern Illinois is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Murray State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Murray State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Murray State's last 5 games
Murray State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Illinois at Belmont, Thursday, February 20th
Murray State at Morehead State, Saturday, February 22nd