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Murray State Racers vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Preview

Tennessee-Martin SkyhawksMurray State Racers
5-12January 05, 2014, 03:00 | CFSB Center6-7

The visiting Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at CFSB Center against the Murray State Racers.

The Racers bring a 6-7 record (5-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-12 Skyhawks, who are 3-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Murray State go 6-2 so far and the Skyhawks go 2-6.

View Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Murray State Racers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Racers in this one found them listed as -10.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Sunday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Skyhawks was expected to move the line.

This game puts the Racers, most recently No. 282 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Skyhawks, who rate No. 335 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Tennessee-Martin, they were an 81-68 loser as they battled Austin Peay on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Tennessee-Martin got 19 points from Myles Taylor but lost anyway, 81-68, to Austin Peay on Thursday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Murray State was an 82-75 winner in its last match at home against SE Missouri State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Racers grabbed an 82-75 win over the Redhawks on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from Cameron Payne at CFSB Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Murray State's No. 179 nationally ranked offense (71 points per game) against a Skyhawks defense that sits as the No. 246 at 79.12 PPG. The Racers have been averaging 45.02% from the field, more than the Skyhawks have managed so far this season (39.54% on average).

Next up:
Tennessee-Martin home to Belmont, Saturday, January 11th
Murray State at Eastern Kentucky, Wednesday, January 8th