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Murray State Racers vs SE Missouri State Redhawks Preview

SE Missouri State RedhawksMurray State Racers
8-5January 02, 2014, 08:00 | CFSB Center5-7

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for SE Missouri State when they take on the Murray State Racers on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Redhawks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 7-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Racers are 4-5 ATS. SE Missouri State is 6-4 on the totals; Murray State is 5-2.

View SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Murray State Racers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting SE Missouri State before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 282-ranked Racers and the No. 85-rated Redhawks in this matchup.

SE Missouri State lost its last outing, an 81-78 result against Missouri State on December 29. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. The Redhawks got a 26-point effort from Jarekious Bradley, who added 10 rebounds, but Missouri State still managed to defeat SE Missouri State 81-78 Sunday at JQH Arena.

Last time out for Murray State, they were a 72-51 loser as they battled Dayton on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. The Racers were hammered by Dayton on Sunday, losing by a 72-51 final at Dayton Arena in college basketball betting action.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Murray State's No. 194 nationally ranked offense (70.08 points per game) against a Redhawks defense that sits as the No. 197 at 73.69 PPG. The Racers have been averaging 45.13% from the field, less than the Redhawks have managed so far this season (48.02% on average).

A few Redhawks at Racers trends to consider:
SE Missouri State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
SE Missouri State is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing Murray State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of SE Missouri State's last 9 games when playing Murray State
SE Missouri State is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Murray State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Murray State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing SE Missouri State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Murray State's last 9 games when playing SE Missouri State
Murray State is 2-10-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing at home against SE Missouri State

Next up:
SE Missouri State at Austin Peay, Saturday, January 4th
Murray State at Tennessee-Martin, Sunday, January 5th