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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Murray State Racers - 1/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Murray State Racers (11-4) at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (8-7)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Eblen Center)

The Line: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles welcome the Murray State Racers to the Eblen Center Thursday.


The Murray State Racers are off to a fantastic 11-4 start behind a potent offense that averages nearly 78 points. The Racers have ripped off nine consecutive victories and showed they can play some defense with a 66-57 victory at Morehead State on Saturday. MSU didn't need a ton of offense with the Eagles limited to under 33% which negated nine extra looks at the basket. Murray had no such issues at 51% from the field for five more baskets. Jeffery Moss posted a game high 23 points and grabbed five pulls on 8-11 while the duo of Cameron Payne and Jarvis Williams netted 12 points apiece with Payne handing out eight assists and Williams snagging seven rebounds. Overall the Racers ran an eight man rotation with seven scoring.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Murray State Racers - 1/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have the scoring ability to be competitive in the Ohio Valley but they have been inconsistent at times and that has resulted in a number of close defeats. Both ends of the floor struggled in an 85-62 loss at SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday in which the Cougars jumped to an eleven point lead at intermission and kept the pressure on throughout. SIUE simply didn't miss at a hefty 57% from the floor while the Golden Eagles couldn't compete on 38%. Dwan Caldwell paced the Tennessee Tech attack with 17 points on 7-10 from the field followed by a 14 point, ten rebound performance from Charles Jackson. Torrance Rowe added eleven points but no other player was able to score more then five points.


The Racers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Murray State are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS win. The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Tennessee Tech are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 20 points. The Racers look like the best team in the Ohio Valley and will need their defense to bring it but on potential to cover...

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Murray State -6

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