SE Missouri State Redhawks vs. Murray State Racers - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (11-11) at SE Missouri State Redhawks (5-17)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Show Me Center)
The Line: SE Missouri State Redhawks +10.5 -- Over/Under: 132 See the Latest Odds
The Murray State Racers visit the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks in Ohio Valley action.
The Murray State Racers seemed to be ready to go off on a long run with three consecutive victories before falling at Tennessee-Martin 63-59 as a three point favorite on Saturday with the Skyhawks going on a late spurt to secure the win. UTM burned the nets at 51% and sank nine more free throws with the Racers connecting at 40% with eleven more looks at the basket and five more bombs keeping them competitive. Murray State received a game high22 points and eight rebounds from Jeffery Moss who was the only double digit scorer. Damarcus Croaker and Justin Seymour scored eight points apiece but the offense needed more punch.
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When talking about contenders in the Ohio Valley you can bet the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks were not mentioned. The Redhawks had won three in a row before dropping 86-80 decision to visiting Austin Peay on Saturday as a six point home dog. The Governors burned the nets at 52.7% with eight more makes at the stripe while SE Missouri State countered at 49% with six more shots to stay in the game. Isaiah Jones led three double digit scorers with 18 points on 7-11 with Antonius Cleveland and Trey Kellum netting 15 points each with Kellum grabbing nine rebounds. Joel Angus III and Jamaal Calvin added nine points each as the Redhawks had ample scoring options.
Murray State are 2-6 ATS in their last 9 road games. The under is 6-2 in SE Missouri State last 8 home games and the over is 43-17-2 in their last 62 Thursday games while the Redhawks are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The road team is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the underdog is 18-8-3 ATS in the last 29 meetings. I don’t see an upset here but I’ll side with the points…