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Red Wolves open as college hoops underdog vs Racers

Arkansas State Red WolvesMurray State Racers
Dec 17, 8:00 PM | CFSB Center

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Murray State Racers Odds


The Racers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Arkansas State Red Wolves pay a visit to CFSB Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Racers bring a 11-0 record (5-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-5 Red Wolves, who are 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Murray State go 4-3 so far and the Red Wolves go 2-5.

View Arkansas State vs Murray State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Racers as 13-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Racers rated this week at No. 66 and the Red Wolves sitting at No. 233. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 81-64 result in favor of the Racers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Murray State's No. 62-ranked offense, averaging 75.9 PPG, against a Red Wolves defense that ranks No. 141 at 64.9 PPG. The Racers field goal percentage has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Red Wolves marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Defensively, Arkansas State features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.2 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 60 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas State won its last outing, an 87-74 result against Seattle on December 14. Arkansas State earned an 87-74 victory over Seattle on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Edward Townsel at ASU Convocation Center.

Murray State won its last outing, an 89-65 result against Lipscomb on December 15. The Racers blew out Lipscomb on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 89-65 win at CFSB Center.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Lyon College are 1-4
After a win are 5-5

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 6-4
After a win are 10-0

A few Red Wolves at Racers trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Murray State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Arkansas State home to Lyon College, Monday, December 19
Murray State home to Tennessee-Martin, Wednesday, December 21