Murray State vs. Austin Peay - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Murray State vs. Austin Peay - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Peay Governors (20-10) at Murray State Racers (21-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm (CFSB Center)

The Line: Murray State Racers -4 -- Over/Under: 142.5

TV: ESPN+

The Austin Peay Governors and the Murray State Racers meet in college basketball action from CFSB Center on Saturday. 

Austin Peay comes into this one at 20-10 overall. In the last five games, Austin Peay has gone 4-1, with a loss to Eastern Illinois alongside wins over Murray State, Eastern Kentucky, SIUE and Morehead State.
In the win over Morehead State, Austin Peay’s Terry Taylor led the team with 20 points, 12 rebounds and three assists. Eli Abaev also doubled up there with 11 points, 11 rebounds and one assist, and Jordyn Adams had 15 points with eight rebounds.
Over on the Murray State side, they’re 21-8 this year. In the last four games Murray State is 3-1, losing to Eastern Illinois while beating Morehead State, SIUE and Eastern Kentucky otherwise.
In the In the win over Eastern Kentucky, Murray State’s Tevin Brown topped the scoring with 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. KJ Williams had a double-double as well with 20 points, 14 rebounds and two assists, and Jaiveon Eaves had 14 points with two rebounds. 

Murray State is 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. The under is 9-1 in Murray State’s last 10 overall and 4-1 in their last five home games. 

Meanwhile, Austin Peay is 0-4 ATS in their last four Saturday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss. Austin Peay is 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight overall and the under is 7-2 in their last nine overall.
It’s been a pretty good run lately for Austin Peay; their lone loss in the last five games came by just three points on the road to Eastern Illinois. Austin Peay has been scoring pretty well also; they’ve got 71 or more points in four of their last five outings. 

As for Murray State, they had a couple of games there where they failed to hit 61 points, but they did manage 74 in their last game versus Eastern Kentucky. Still, all things considered here I like Austin Peay a little better. 

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Andrew’s Pick Austin Peay Governors +4

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.