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Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Murray State Racers - 1/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Murray State Racers (12-4) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (8-9)

College Basketball: Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Pete Mathews Coliseum)

The Line: Jacksonville State Gamecocks +10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBSC

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks take the hardwood with the Murray State Racers at the Pete Matthews Coliseum.


The Murray State Racers have done a nice job of rebuilding on the fly and are looking as good as ever right now. The 12-4 Racers can score the basketball with anyone at 78 points and if the defense continues to hold opponents to under 70 points this is a very dangerous team. The Racers racked up win number ten in a row with an 83-67 victory at Tennessee Tech on Thursday. A 13 point lead going to the locker room set the tone with the Golden Eagles limited to 37% from the floor while the visitors hit at 45% and posted eight more attempts. Cameron Payne led all scorers with 24 points and five assists on 9-24 with Jarvis Williams next up with 16 points and nine boards. Justin Seymour and Jeffery Moss followed with 13 and ten points with Moss posting five helpers.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Murray State Racers - 1/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have been struggling to put the ball in the basket at 64 points and the defensive end of the floor is having trouble making that work at 68 points allowed. The saving grace for the Gamecocks is they are terrific at home with a 7-0 mark with improved numbers. JSU snapped a five game slide with a 71-59 victory over visiting Austin Peay Thursday with a 13 point lead after 20 minutes holding up. The Governors were held to under 38% with the Gamecocks hitting at 42% and holding a 19-11 advantage at the stripe which was the difference late. Darion Rackley led all scorers with 26 points and eight boards on 6-13 while DJ Felder was a solid compliment with 18 points and nine rebounds. Six others found the scoring column but no more then seven points were scored.


The Racers are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Murray State are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. Ohio Valley and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The Gamecocks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Jacksonville State are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. This is a big spread on the road for the Racers because Jacksonville State is a decent home squad. If I were to touch this perhaps the Racers small or a ML parlay...

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