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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Murray State Racers College Basketball Betting Preview

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on CFSB Center Friday as the Murray State Racers look to beat the odds vs the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Southern Illinois Salukis before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Murray State Racers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Murray State Racers sport a record of 5-5 and 4-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Southern Illinois Salukis have 9-2 and 4-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-5 for the Murray State Racers and 5-4 for the Southern Illinois Salukis.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 71-rated Southern Illinois Salukis taking on the No. 151-rated Murray State Racers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Murray State's No. 193 nationally ranked offense (70 points per game) against a Southern Illinois Salukis defense that sits as the No. 138 at 69.91 PPG. The Murray State Racers have been averaging 43.9% from the field, less than the Salukis have managed so far this season (48.42% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois got 19 points from Anthony Beane, Jr. en route to a 74-66 victory over North Texas on Saturday at SIU Arena.

The Racers endured a 63-61 loss at the hands of the Redbirds on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from Wayne Langston at Redbird Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Southern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Murray State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Murray State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Murray State is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • Murray State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Southern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois at Saint Louis, Monday, December 21st
Murray State at Wright State, Tuesday, December 22nd