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March 3, 2:00 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Tennessee State Tigers vs Murray State Racers Odds

20-11TEAM RECORD29-1

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Tigers of Tennessee State hit the hard court against the Racers of Murray State.

It's a game in the Ohio Valley Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Municipal Auditorium).

The Racers currently sports a 29-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-11 ATS. The Tigers are 20-11 and 13-12-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Racers produce a 12-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 14-12 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Racers - Tigers odds would favor the Racers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Murray State is rated No. 41 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tennessee State is at No. 180. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-70 win for the Racers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Murray State's No. 37-ranked offense, averaging 74.9 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 177 at 67 PPG. The Racers field goal percentage has averaged 48% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 144-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally in scoring at home.

Tennessee State was a 59-52 winner in its last match at home against Morehead State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 59-52 win over the Eagles on Friday, behind a 14-point effort from Robert Covington at Municipal Auditorium.

Murray State won its last outing, a 78-58 result against Tennessee Tech on March 2. They covered in that game as an 8-point favorite. Murray State cruised to victory on Friday, running Tennessee Tech out of the gym and running up a 78-58 score at Municipal Auditorium.