Murray State Racers vs. SIU Edwardsville Cougars - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
SIU Edwardsville Cougars (4-15) at Murray State Racers (9-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm (CFSB Center)
The Line: Murray State Racers -11 -- Over/Under: 133 See the Latest Odds
The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars shoot for a road win at the Murray State Racers.
Going by their record the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars are not very good but this team has been competitive at times although competitive and winning are not the same thing. The Cougars have lost eight of ten after a 90-86, defeat at Austin Peay that was a bit sloppy with a combined 34 turnovers. The Cougars held a 44%-40.6% shooting edge with an 11-27 effort from distance but the Governors prevailed with seven more makes at the stripe. Burak Eslik and Jake Newton each poured in 22 points with Carlos Anderson adding 13 points and seven rebounds. CJ Carr tossed eight points while Jalen Henry chipped in with seven points and eight boards.
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The Murray State Racers are looking to make a big run in the Ohio Valley and become the challenger many experts predicted. The Racers had lost consecutive contests before a 68-58 win versus Eastern Illinois as a 9.5 point favorite. MSU was in control throughout with a 13 point lead after 20 minutes. The Panthers never found the range at the offensive end on 31.5% shooting including a 5-20 effort on threes. The Racers 45.5% accuracy was golden and added up to eight more field goals. Wayne Langston led all scorers with 24 points and seven boards while Jeffery Moss and Gee McGhee netted ten points apiece. Bryce Jones and Demarcus Croaker tossed in eight points each in a balanced offense.
SIU-Edwardsville are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and the over is 9-3 in their last 12 vs. Ohio Valley. The Cougars have given the Racers some problems in the past so I’ll take the points…