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Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars vs Murray State Racers College Basketball Betting Preview

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars will go to the free throw line vs Murray State Racers on Saturday, hoping to boost its 4-8 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars before tip-off in this one found them as 17.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars vs Murray State Racers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Murray State Racers sport a record of 9-3 and 6-3 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars have 4-8 and 1-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5 for the Murray State Racers and 7-3 for the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Murray State Racers at No. 65 and the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars at No. 307 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Murray State's No. 47-ranked scoring average of 81.83 PPG, against a Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars defense rated No. 253 and allowing 83.25 PPG. The Murray State Racers FG% has averaged 48.45% to date this season, more than the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars shooters have managed so far (40.87% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars were hammered by Austin Peay on Thursday, losing by a 78-58 final at Winfield Dunn Center in college basketball betting action.

Murray State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Eastern Illinois out of the gym and running up a 80-52 score at CFSB Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's last 6 games on the road
  • Murray State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Murray State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • Murray State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Murray State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, January 4th
Murray State at Southeast Missouri State, Thursday, January 4th