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Murray State Racers vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Eastern Illinois Panthers (6-12) at Murray State Racers (8-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm (CFSB Center)

The Line: Murray State Racers -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Eastern Illinois Panthers look for a road win versus the Murray State Racers.

The Eastern Illinois Panthers are off to a dismal start to the year but can somehow save the season with a decent performance in the Ohio Valley. The Panthers stand at 3-3 in the conference after back to back victories capped off by an 84-82, overtime win versus visiting Morehead State as a6.5 point home dog. EIU held a slight 47.5%-45% shooting edge with a 19-23 effort at the stripe being the winning edge. AJ Riley scored a team high 22 points with Cornell Johnston adding 15 points, five yanks and ten assists on 5-10. Demetrius McReynolds dropped  14 points with Casey Teson chipping in with nine points.

Murray State Racers vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Murray State Racers were supposed to control their division in the Ohio Valley but have yet to catch fire at 2-3. The Racers have lost three of four following a 73-71 defeat at Tennessee Tech on Saturday. The Golden Eagles burned the nets at 52% with Murray State countering at 37.7% but staying competitive thanks to seven more free throws and a few more threes. The Racers received 18 points from Bryce Jones who was just 3-10 from the floor with Wayne Langston netting 14 points on 4-7 before fouling out. Jeffery Moss and Justin Seymour tossed in 12 points apiece while Gee McGhee added nine points and seven boards.

The over is 9-3 in Eastern Illinois last 12 vs. the Ohio Valley. The over is 12-4 in Murray State last 16 Thursday games and the under is 6-2 in their last 8 home games while the Racers  are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings and the road team is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings. If I were going to bet this game I would take my chances with the points…

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