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Eastern Illinois vs. Murray State - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Murray State Racers (15-12) at Eastern Illinois Panthers (12-16)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Lantz Arena)

The Line: Eastern Illinois Panthers +3 -- Over/Under: 135 See the Latest Odds

TV: CBSC

The Eastern Illinois Panthers and the Murray State Racers face off on Thursday in Ohio Valley Conference college basketball action.

The Eastern Illinois Panthers are 12-16 this season and they are coming off of a win over SE Missouri that ended a three game losing skid. EIU is averaging 70 points per game and they are shooting 42.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75 points and their opponents are shooting 44.8 percent. Trae Anderson leads the Panthers averaging 14.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Demetrius McReynolds is averaging 11.8 points and 5.0 rebounds, Cornell Johnston is averaging 11 points and 5.7 rebounds, and A.J. Riley is averaging 10.2 points. Eastern Illinois is 8-5 at home and 8-7 in the OVC.

Eastern Illinois vs. Murray State - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Murray State Racers are 15-12 this season and they have won their last three games in a row. Murray State is averaging 68.4 points per game and they are shooting 44.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 46 percent. Jeffery Moss leads the Racers averaging 13.6 points per game. Wayne Langston is averaging 13.5 points and 6.3 rebounds, Bryce Jones is averaging 12.3 points, and Gee McGhee is averaging 9.6 points. Murray State is 4-7 on the road and 9-5 in OVC play.

 Eastern Illinois is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games and 16-36-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Murray State is 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 road games, 3-1-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record.

Murray State looks focused and I can see them getting the win and the cover here.

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