Illinois State Redbirds vs. Murray State Racers - 12/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (5-4) at Illinois State Redbirds (3-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Redbird Arena)
The Line: Illinois State Redbirds -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Illinois State Redbirds will host the Murray State Racers this Sunday.
Illinois State comes into this game with a 3-6 record and are currently 9th in the Mountain Valley Conference. The Redbirds come into this game on a 2 game losing streak with their most recent game being a 74-61 loss to UAB. Through 9 games this season the leading scorer for Illinois State has been DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell who is averaging 16.8 points per game and 4.3 rebounds. Paris Lee is second on the team with 10.1 points per game and 3.7 assists. The Redbirds will try to snap their losing streak with a win against Murray State.
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The Murray State Racers come into this game with a 5-4 record and sit 1st in the Ohio Valley West division. The Racers come into this game on a two game losing streak with their most recent game being a loss to Evansville 85-81. Through 9 games this season the Racers have been led by leading scorer Wayne Langston who is scoring 14.2 points per game and 6.2 rebounds. Second on the team is Jeffery Moss who is scoring 11.4 points per game and 3.2 rebounds with 1.4 assists. Murray State will try to get back on track with a win on the road.
The Murray State Racers are 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 road games. The Racers are 7-1-1 against the spread in their last 9 games vs. Missouri Valley teams. Illinois State is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 home games. The Redbirds are 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 non-conference games.
Both of these teams come into this game on two game losing streaks. This is a hard game to call with both of these teams struggling. Il take the points with Murray State on the road here in what should be a close game.