Murray State Racers vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (10-5) at Murray State Racers (7-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm (CFSB Center)
The Line: Murray State Racers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles visit the Murray State Racers in Ohio Valley action.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are going to be interesting to watch because we don’t know if their 10-5 record is for real or not. The Golden Eagles have won three of four including back to back conference victories after downing SIU-Edwardsville 86-63 as a 7.5 point favorite. TT led by 13 heading to the locker room and continued to press the issue until the final buzzer. The Cougars were held to 39% and gave the ball away 16 times while the Golden Eagles fired away at 57%. Ryan Martin poured in a game high 26 points and snagged seven boards with Anthony Morse adding 17 points and seven rebounds. Hakeem Rogers and Torrance Rowe each scored 12 with Aleksa Jugovic chipping in eight points and eight assists.
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The Murray State Racers are pegged as one of the teams to beat in the Ohio Valley before a five game skid left some doubt. The Racers have rebounded to win consecutive contests after a 62-57 victory versus a dangerous Morehead State squad. The Racers connected at 45% and owned an 18-9 edge at the stripe to hold off the 42% shooting Eagles who totaled ten more looks at the basket. Bryce Jones led a trio of double digit scorers with 14 points while Wayne Langston added 13 points and eleven rebounds. Jeffery Moss was next in line with 12 points with Damarcus Croaker chipping in with nine points.
Tennessee Tech are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 road games. The over is 11-3 in Murray State’s last 14 Thursday games and the under is 7-3 in their last 10 overall while the Racers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. Ohio Valley. The road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Murray State has generally dominated this match up but Tennessee Tech seems better suited to compete this year…