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Murray State Racers vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in college hoops odds

Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesMurray State Racers
March 2, 7:00 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Murray State Racers Odds

19-12TEAM RECORD28-1

Murray State looks to cover the Racers-Golden Eagles pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 28-1 mark when they host Tennessee Tech in college basketball action.

The Ohio Valley Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Municipal Auditorium).

This season, the Racers are 28-1 overall and 14-11 ATS ATS, while the Golden Eagles are 19-12 and 14-10-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Murray State boasts a 12-13 on the OU, and Tennessee Tech is 14-11.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 41-ranked Racers and the No. 223-rated Golden Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-72 win for the Racers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Eagles is ranked No. 221 in NCAA hoops at 33.6 per game. Contrast that with Murray State’s No. 224 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Murray State is the No. 60-ranked team in the country at 7.6 per game, while Tennessee Tech rates No. 225 at 5.5 per game.

Defensively, Tennessee Tech features the nation's No. 196-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tennessee Tech was a 77-73 winner at home against SE Missouri State. They earned a push of the 4-point spread as favorites. Kevin Murphy scored 24 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 77-73 victory over SE Missouri State at Municipal Auditorium on Thursday.

Murray State won its last outing, a 69-64 result against Tennessee Tech on February 25. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Murray State got 18 points from Isaiah Canaan en route to a 69-64 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday at Eblen Center.