Murray State Racers (4-6) at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (3-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Show Me Center)
The Line: Murray State Racers -7 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Murray State Racers and the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks meet in college basketball action from the Show Me Center on Thursday night.
The Murray State Racers come into this game looking to bounce back from a 74-68 loss to Eastern Illinois last time out. KJ Williams leads Murray State in scoring with 13.2 PPG as well as in rebounding with 6.9 RPG while Tevin Brown is 2nd in scoring and rebounding while leading the Racers in assists with 13.1 PPG, 6 RPG and 4.2 APG this season. Chico Carter Jr. has 9.8 PPG and Devin Gilmore has 7.7 PPG and 5.1 RPG this season. As a team, Murray State is averaging 80.2 PPG on 52.9% shooting from the field, 33.3% from 3-point range and 69.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 69.1 PPG on 40.4% shooting from the field and 29.4% from 3-point range this season.
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks will look to bounce back from a 77-66 loss to Belmont in their last matchup. Chris Harris leads the Redhawks in scoring with 16 PPG while Eric Reed Jr. is 2nd in scoring with 10.8 PPG and Nolan Taylor has 10.1 PPG with 5.3 RPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Southeast Missouri State coming into this matchup. DQ Nicholas has 9.7 PPG with a team-high 3.4 APG while Nana Akenten has 9.3 PPG with a team-high 6.3 RPG this season. As a team, Southeast Missouri State is averaging 71.4 PPG on 42.9% shooting from the field, 35.2% from 3-point range and 66.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 74.5 PPG on 46% shooting from the field and 35.1% from 3-point range this season.
Murray State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 16-3-2 in their last 21 games overall. Southeast Missouri State is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 36-17 in their last 53 home games. The home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.
I get that Murray State’s the more nameworthy team here, but we keep getting asked to lay points with Murray State on the road, only to not only not cover, but to lose outright. Southeast Missouri State’s been nothing to write home about, but they’re covering numbers left and right and are surprisingly easier to trust against the number. I’ll take Southeast Missouri State and the points in this spot.