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NCAA hoops odds preview - Murray State vs. St. John's

Murray State RacersSt. John's Red Storm
Nov 16, 5:30 PM | TD Arena

Murray State Racers vs St. John's Red Storm Odds


The visiting Murray State Racers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at TD Arena against the St. John's Red Storm.

The game is being played at TD Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

St. John's will face the 2-0 Racers, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Red Storm are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Racers are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Murray State vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 237 (Red Storm) and the No. 34 (Racers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 100-74 result in favor of the Racers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. John's has the nation's No. 158-rated offensive output, at 70.5 PPG. The visiting Racers defense ranks No. 25 allowing on average 51 PPG. The Red Storm FG% has averaged 45.5% so far, less than the Racers marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.9% per game.

Defensively, Murray State features the nation's No. 150-rated defense on the road, allowing 59 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 130 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Murray State was a 79-59 winner on the road against Auburn. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Racers and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Auburn was handed a 79-59 defeat on Thursday at TD Arena.

In their last action, St. John's was a 64-53 winner on the road against College of Charleston. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. St. John's earned a 64-53 victory over College of Charleston on Thursday, getting 21 points from D'Angelo Harrison at TD Arena.

Next up:
Murray State home to Old Dominion, Saturday, November 24
St. John's home to Holy Cross, Wednesday, November 21