Murray State Racers vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders - 11/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (0-0) at Murray State Racers (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm (CFSB Center)
The Line: Murray State Racers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Comcast Sportsnet Chicago
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will travel to play the Murray State Racers in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The Murray State Racers are coming off of a win against Harris-Stowe by a score of 105-55. This game was never in doubt, as Murray State was up 54-24 at halftime. Damarcus Croaker led Murray State in scoring with 21 points and 5 assists. Gee McGhee scored 20 points, 5 assists, and 6 rebounds for Murray State. Brion Sanchious led Murray State in rebounding with 7 rebounds. Murray State shot 74.2% on free throws, 35.3% on three-pointers, and 57.6% on all field goal attempts. Murray State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 41-33. Murray State also had 27 assists and 15 turnovers. The Murray State defense forced 27 turnovers and had 13 steals.
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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have not played a game yet and are opening their regular season against Murray State. Middle Tennessee beat Faulkner in an exhibition game last Thursday by a score of 84-63. Middle Tennessee was up 49-36 at the half but Faulkner got within 6 six points before Middle Tennessee pulled away in the second half. Giddy Potts led Middle Tennessee in scoring with 27 points, 3 assists, and 5 rebounds. Reggie Upshaw also added 20 points and 13 rebounds. Middle Tennessee out rebounded their opponent by a total of 47-26 and scored 48 points in the paint. Middle Tennessee will be one of the last programs to open up their regular season this week.
Middle Tennessee is 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Middle Tennessee’s last 6 games against the Ohio Valley Conference. Murray State is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. Murray State is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against Conference USA. The over is 5-2 in Murray State’s last 7 non-conference games.
This is a pretty even matchup that should be a very entertaining game. Murray State has played a game this season but they were very little competition for the Racers. I think Murray State has the slight edge here playing at home. I am picking Murray State.