Austin Peay Governors vs. Murray State Racers - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (14-12) at Austin Peay Governors (12-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Winfield Dunn Center)
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The Murray State Racers will travel to play the Austin Peay Governors in an OVC game on Saturday.
The Austin Peay Governors are 12-16 (5-8) and are coming off of a loss to UT-Martin by a score of 85-84. Austin Peay has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 4th in the OVC West standings. Austin Peay defeated Murray State by a score of 76-73 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Austin Peay is averaging 74.7 points per game while giving up 75.8 points per game. Austin Peay is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Chris Horton is averaging 18.7 points per game and 12.2 rebounds per game for Austin Peay. Josh Robinson is averaging 16.2 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Governors. Austin Peay is shooting 67.2% on free throws, 32.9% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Murray State Racers are 14-12 (8-5) and are coming off of a win against Southeast Missouri State by a score of 83-56. Murray State has won 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 1st in the OVC West standings. Murray State is averaging 70.7 points per game while giving up 67.5 points per game. Murray State is also averaging 32.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Wayne Langston is averaging 13.8 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for Murray State. Jeffery Moss is averaging 13.3 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for the Racers. Murray State is shooting 71.1% on free throws, 35.7% on three-pointers, and 44.9% on all field goal attempts.
Murray State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Murray State is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The over is 4-0 in Murray State’s last 4 games. Austin Peay is 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games. Austin Peay is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The over is 7-0-1 in Austin Peay’s last 8 games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Murray State will be looking to stay in the hunt for an OVC West title, and can’t afford a loss here. Murray State is the better defensive team in this matchup and I think that will be the difference here. I like Murray State.