Austin Peay vs. Murray State - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Austin Peay vs. Murray State - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Murray State Racers (22-8) at Austin Peay Governors (21-11)

College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Ford Center)

The Line: Murray State Racers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 141

TV: ESPNU

The Austin Peay Governors and Murray State Racers meet Friday in the college basketball OVC Tournament at the Ford Center.

The Austin Peay Governors look for a win after beating Eastern Illinois on Thursday. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 76.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Terry Taylor is averaging 21.4 points and 10.8 rebounds while Jordyn Adams is averaging 17.8 points and two assists. Carlos Paez is dishing 3.6 assists and Reginald Gee is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Austin Peay Governors are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Austin Peay Governors have split their last four non-home games.

The Murray State Racers enter this tournament winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Murray State Racers are averaging 75.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 64.4 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Tevin Brown is averaging 17.7 points and 3.6 assists while KJ Williams is averaging 12.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. Jaiveon Eaves is the third double-digit scorer and and Anthony Smith is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Murray State Racers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Murray State Racers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Murray State Racers have split their last six non-home games.

The Governors are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Racers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite, 2-10 ATS in their last 12 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. The under is 9-2 in Governors last 11 overall. The under is 10-1 in Racers last 11 overall. The favorite is 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

These teams met last week and Murray State won by 14 points, and they have a history of beating up on Austin Peay overall. The Murray State Racers are allowing just 38.5 percent shooting from the field and 25.3 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Austin Peay Governors should have tired legs after playing yesterday, and they're just 4-6 against the spread as an underdog. I'll lay the bucket with the better team.

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Randy’s Pick Murray State Racers -1.5

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