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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers host Murray State Racers in college basketball action

Murray State RacersWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
5-5December 21, 2013, 02:00 | EA Diddle Arena6-4

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers try to run the Murray State Racers off the court at EA Diddle Arena in college hoops action.

The Hilltoppers sit at 6-4 (5-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Racers are currently 5-5 (3-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Western Kentucky is 3-4-1 OU, and Murray State is 4-1 OU.

View Murray State Racers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 102-rated Hilltoppers and the No. 284-ranked Racers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Murray State was a 73-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Illinois. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. Murray State earned a 73-65 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Cameron Payne at CFSB Center.

In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 68-65 winner at home against Southern Miss. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Western Kentucky earned a 68-65 victory over Southern Miss on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Trency Jackson at EA Diddle Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Racers rank No. 166 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.4 per game. That compares with Western Kentucky’s No. 182 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Kentucky is college basketball's No. 82-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Racers rate No. 123 with 6.2 per game.

A few Racers at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Murray State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Murray State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Murray State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Kentucky
Murray State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Murray State

Next up:
Murray State at Dayton, Sunday, December 29th
Western Kentucky at Brescia, Saturday, December 28th