Morehead State Eagles (4-6) at Murray State Racers (4-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm (CFSB Center)
The Line: Murray State Racers -13.5 -- Over/Under: 132 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Morehead State Eagles and the Murray State Racers meet in OVC college basketball action from the CFSB Center on Saturday.
The Morehead State Eagles will look to bounce back after posting a 66-51 loss on the road at Clemson in their last game. Skylar Potter leads Morehead State in scoring with 11.3 PPG while sitting 2nd on the team in rebounding with 6.3 RPG while Johni Broome is 2nd with 10.8 PPG while leading the Eagles on the glass with 7.2 RPG this season. Devon Cooper has 10 PPG and 5.8 RPG in 3rd in both categories as Morehead State’s last double-digit scorer heading into this matchup. KJ Hunt Jr. has 8 PPG and 3.3 APG while TaLon Cooper has 6.5 PPG and a team-high 3.8 APG this season. As a team, Morehead State is averaging 63.9 PPG on 43.9% shooting from the field, 30.6% from 3-point range and 66.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 67.9 points on 44.1% shooting from the field and 32.3% from 3-point range this season.
The Murray State Racers will try to get back above .500 after regressing to 4-4 on the year with a 68-55 loss to Belmont last time out. KJ Williams leads the Bruins with 13.9 PPG as well as on the glass with 6.6 RPG this season while Tevin Brown is 2nd in scoring and rebounding with 12.9 PPG and 6 RPG as well as posting a team-high 4.3 APG this season. Chico Carter Jr. Is averaging 10.1 PPG as Murray State’s 3rd double-digit scorer, shooting 56.1% from the field and 55% from 3-point range this season. Devin Gilmore also has 8.3 PPG and 5.9 RPG for the Racers this season. As a team, Murray State is averaging 84.8 PPG on 55.6% shooting from the field, 33.3% from 3-point range and 71.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 69.5 PPG on 39.3% shooting from the field and 30.4% from 3-point range this season.
Morehead State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 22-8 in their last 30 road games. Murray State is 12-2 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the under is 12-2-2 in their last 16 games as a favorite. The favorite is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings between these two teams.
It’s surprising that the Ohio Valley conference is known for having some of the higher-scoring teams in the country like your Belmonts, Murray States and teams of that nature. However, Morehead State’s played to the under in 7 of their 8 lined games this season while none of Murray State’s 6 lined games have gone over, going 0-4-2 towards the under this year as well. Maybe that means we’re due to have an over, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Give me the under here as I will roll with the trends.