Murray State vs. Austin Peay - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Austin Peay Governors (7-19) at Murray State Racers (23-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm (CFSB Center)
The Line: Murray State Racers -18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Austin Peay Governors and Murray State Racers play Saturday at the CFSB Center.
The Austin Peay Governors are playing spoiler and hope to snap a six-game skid. On the season, Austin Peay is averaging 61 points on 38.8 percent shooting and is allowing 73 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Chris Horton is averaging 13.5 points and 11 rebounds while Khalil Davis is averaging 10.2 points and 2.5 assists. Ed Dyson is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Freeman is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors have five players averaging at least 8.7 points, and they're shooting 66.1 percent from the line and 30.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Austin Peay is allowing 39.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last nine games.
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The Murray State Racers continue their long winning streak and are running away with the OVC. On the season, Murray State is averaging 83.5 points on 51.4 percent shooting and is allowing 67 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Cameron Payne is averaging 19.6 points and 5.7 assists while Jarvis Williams is averaging 15.5 points and 8.3 rebounds. T.J. Sapp is dishing 2.8 assists and Jeffery Moss is grabbing four rebounds. The Murray State Racers have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.1 percent from the line and 39 percent from downtown. Defensively, Murray State is allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in six of its last 10 games.
The Governors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Racers are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The best bet may be to avoid this game and the large chalk. However, if going to pick, you're better off with Murray State and the chalk. The Governers haven't covered much of anything this season and the Racers are simply the best team in the OVC by a mile.