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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Racers over Governors

Murray State RacersAustin Peay Governors
Jan 12, 8:30 PM | Winfield Dunn Center

Murray State Racers vs Austin Peay Governors Odds


The Austin Peay Governors will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Murray State Racers at Winfield Dunn Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Governors sit at 5-12 (7-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Racers are currently 11-4 (5-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Austin Peay is 6-3 OU, and Murray State is 3-4-1 OU.

View Murray State vs Austin Peay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Austin Peay Governors as 10.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Governors - Racers odds would favor the Racers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Austin Peay is rated No. 240 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Murray State is at No. 39. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-69 win for the Racers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Austin Peay's No. 76 nationally ranked offense (72.8 points per game) against a Racers defense that sits as the No. 182 at 66.5 PPG. The Governors have been averaging 45.9% from the field, less than the Racers have managed so far this season (46.3% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Murray State owns the country's No. 144-rated mark, allowing 68.3 points per game on the highway. Austin Peay, on the other hand, rates No. 38 in scoring at home.

Murray State was a 77-65 loser in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Kentucky. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Racers got 24 points from Isaiah Canaan, but it was Eastern Kentucky that prevailed in a 77-65 final on Wednesday at CFSB Center.

In their last action, Austin Peay was an 84-81 winner at home against Morehead State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Travis Betran scored 20 points leading the Governors to an 84-81 victory over Morehead State at Winfield Dunn Center on Wednesday.

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 7-3
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-0
After playing Morehead State are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Racers at Governors trends to consider:
Murray State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Murray State is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Austin Peay
Austin Peay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Austin Peay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Murray State
Austin Peay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Murray State
Austin Peay is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Murray State home to Eastern Illinois, Thursday, January 17
Austin Peay home to SIU Edwardsville, Thursday, January 17