Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs. Murray State Racers - 1/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (10-10) at Eastern Kentucky Colonels (12-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Paul S. McBrayer Arena)
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The Murray State Racers will travel to play the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in an OVC game on Wednesday.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 12-10 (3-4) and are coming off of a loss to Tennessee Tech by a score of 89-83. Eastern Kentucky has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently in last place of the OVC East Division. Eastern Kentucky is averaging 82.3 points per game while giving up 80.8 points per game. Eastern Kentucky is also averaging 31.9 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game. Jarelle Reischel is averaging 19.3 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game for Eastern Kentucky. JaVontae Hawkins is averaging 16.7 points per game and 5 rebounds per game for the Colonels. Eastern Kentucky is shooting 71.7% on free throws, 38.8% on three-pointers, and 49.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Murray State Racers are 10-10 (4-3) and are coming off of a win against SIU Edwardsville by a score of 70-54. Murray State has won 2 games in a row and is currently in 1st place of the OVC West Division. Murray State has conference losses against Belmont, Tennessee Tech, and Tennessee State, who are the top 3 teams in the OVC conference. Murray State is averaging 70.1 points per game while giving up 67.7 points per game. Murray State is also averaging 34 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game. Wayne Langston is averaging 14.1 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game for Murray State. Bryce Jones is averaging 13 points per game and 3.9 assists per game for the Racers. Murray State is shooting 70.6% on free throws, 33% on three-pointers, and 43.5% on all field goal attempts.
Murray State is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. Murray State is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The under is 6-2 in Murray State’s last 8 games. Eastern Kentucky is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. Eastern Kentucky is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS loss. The under is 9-4 in Eastern Kentucky’s last 13 games. The over is 4-1-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Eastern Kentucky is a high scoring team that is also allowing over 82 points per game. Murray State plays much better defense, but doesn’t score as many points per game as Eastern Kentucky. Murray State has lost against the best competition in the OVC, while Eastern Kentucky has lost to lesser competition. Eastern Kentucky has the home court advantage in this game and I like them in this matchup due to their high scoring offense.