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Feb 9, 8:00 PM | CFSB Center

Tennessee State Tigers vs Murray State Racers Odds

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CFSB Center will host Racers vs. Tigers action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Racers sit at 23-0 (9-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tigers are currently 15-10 (9-10-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Murray State is 9-10 OU, and Tennessee State is 11-9 OU.

View Tennessee State vs Murray State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as 12.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Racers at No. 57 and the Tigers at No. 226 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 82-70 result in favor of the Racers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Murray State's No. 38-ranked offense, averaging 75.2 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 208 at 68 PPG. The Racers field goal percentage has averaged 47.1% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 153-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 72 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tennessee State, they were a 75-72 winner as they battled SE Missouri State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. Robert Covington scored 23 points and helped out with 13 rebounds for Tennessee State on Saturday, leading the Tigers to a 75-72 victory over SE Missouri State at Show Me Center.

In their last action, Murray State was a 65-58 winner on the road against Tennessee-Martin. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites. Jewuan Long scored 11 points leading the Racers to a 65-58 victory over Tennessee-Martin at Skyhawk Arena on Saturday.

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 4-6
After playing SE Missouri State are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Austin Peay are 10-0
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 9-1
After a win are 10-0

A few Tigers at Racers trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Tennessee State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Murray State
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee State
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tennessee State

Next up:
Tennessee State home to Tennessee Tech, Saturday, February 11
Murray State home to Austin Peay, Saturday, February 11