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Murray State Racers vs Southern Illinois Salukis in college hoops odds

Southern Illinois SalukisMurray State Racers
2-7December 17, 2013, 08:00 | CFSB Center4-5

Murray State will look to improve on its 4-5 record on Tuesday when they host Southern Illinois in NCAA basketball odds action at CFSB Center.

The Racers are 4-5 so far on the season, and 2-4 ATS vs. the number. The Salukis, meanwhile, are 2-7 and 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Murray State go 3-1 and the Salukis go 2-4-1 on the totals.

View Southern Illinois Salukis vs Murray State Racers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Murray State Racers as -3.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game matches up the No. 284 (Racers) and the No. 233 (Salukis) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Southern Illinois was a 69-60 loser at home against Western Kentucky. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Southern Illinois suffered a 69-60 loss against Western Kentucky on Saturday, getting 20 points from Anthony Beane in a losing effort at SIU Arena.

Murray State was a 73-69 winner in its last match at home against Lipscomb. The Racers got 14 points from Jeffery Moss as Murray State ran past Lipscomb 73-69 on Saturday at CFSB Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Murray State has the nation's No. 166-rated offensive output, at 72.56 PPG. The visiting Salukis defense ranks No. 154 allowing on average 71.22 PPG. The Racers FG% has averaged 45.98% so far, less than the Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.22% per game.

A few Salukis at Racers trends to consider:
Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Murray State
Southern Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Murray State
Murray State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Murray State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Southern Illinois
Murray State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Southern Illinois

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Ball State, Saturday, December 21st
Murray State at Western Kentucky, Saturday, December 21st