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Ohio Valley Tournament - Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Racers College Hoops Game Preview

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsMurray State Racers
22-9March 07, 2014, 10:00 | Nashville Municipal Auditorium18-10

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday as host Murray State looks to handle the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in NCAA hoops action.

The Racers sport a record of 18-10 and 15-9-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Colonels have 22-9 and 12-12-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-8 for the Racers and 11-13 for the Colonels.

View Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Murray State Racers Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Racers) and the No. 32 (Colonels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Eastern Kentucky was an 84-76 winner at home against SE Missouri State. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. The Colonels grabbed an 84-76 win over the Redhawks on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Corey Walden at Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Murray State lost its last outing, a 118-115 result against SE Missouri State on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Murray State came out on the wrong end of a high-scoring game in their last game Saturday, as they suffered a 118-115 loss against SE Missouri State.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Colonels rank No. 254 in NCAA Division 1 with 26.42 per game. That compares with Murray State’s No. 101 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Murray State is college basketball's No. 61-ranked team at 7.25 per game, while the Colonels rate No. 5 with 9.23 per game.