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Ohio Valley Tournament - Murray State Racers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Preview

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsMurray State Racers
March 8, 9:00 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Murray State Racers Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Murray State vs Eastern Kentucky battle Friday at Municipal Auditorium as the Racers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This is a conference playoff game in the Ohio Valley Tournament. The game is being played at Municipal Auditorium, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Racers sit at 20-9 (11-15 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Colonels are currently 24-8 (13-9-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Murray State is 9-12-1 OU, and Eastern Kentucky is 11-10-1 OU.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Murray State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Racers rated this week at No. 80 and the Colonels sitting at No. 144. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 79-76 result in favor of the Colonels.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Murray State's No. 109-rated squad against Eastern Kentucky's No. 346-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Murray State rates No. 41 in the country with 7.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 nationally with 8.6 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Kentucky owns the country's No. 141-rated mark, allowing 67.9 points per game on the highway. Murray State, on the other hand, rates No. 119 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were an 84-69 winner as they battled SE Missouri State at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. SE Missouri State was victimized for 22 points and 10 rebounds by Eric Stutz as the Colonels bested the Redhawks 84-69 in college basketball action on Thursday.

Murray State lost its last outing, an 84-68 result against SE Missouri State on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite. The Racers endured an 84-68 loss at the hands of the Redhawks on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Isaiah Canaan at CFSB Center.