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Memphis vs Murray State 12/10/21 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Murray State Racers (7-1) vs. Memphis Tigers (5-3)
December 10, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Memphis Tigers -10.5 ; Over/Under: 142.5
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The Murray State Racers and the Memphis Tigers meet Friday in college basketball action from FedExForum. Murray State sits at 7-1 so far this year. The Racers beat Middle Tennessee in their last game. As for Memphis, they’re 5-3 on the season and lost to Memphis in their last game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Murray State took out Cumberland TN, Bellarmine and Illinois State in their first three games this year before a loss to East Tennessee State. Since then it’s been four straight wins over Long Beach State, James Madison, Campbellsville and Middle Tennessee. 

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Back on Saturday against the Raiders, Murray State scored 44 in the first half and 49 more in the second during a 93-87 win. Trae Hannibal led the way on 19 points, and KJ Williams posted a double-double on 18 points and 12 boards. 

Over on the Memphis side, they won their first five games this year over Tennessee Tech, NC Central, Saint Louis, Western Kentucky and Virginia Tech. The Tigers have hit a three-game losing streak to Iowa State, Georgia and Ole Miss in their last trio, however. 

In the Saturday game versus Ole Miss, the Tigers fell behind 30-26 after one half and ultimately couldn’t get over the hump in a 67-63 loss. DeAndre Williams was tops on the team with 13 points, two rebounds and one assist. 

Memphis is 1-4 ATS in their last five overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five Friday games. The under is 4-1 in the Tigers’ last five overall. 

Meanwhile, the Racers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Friday games and the under is 16-5 in their last 21 after an ATS loss. The under is 6-2 ATS in Murray State’s last eight overall. 

PICK: I’m going to try Murray State here. The Racers put up a nice consistent effort in their last game versus Middle Tennessee, logging 49.2 percent shooting with 43 rebounds and 15 assists. Murray State has hit 74 or more points in each of their last four games. 

As for the Tigers, they struggled in a couple of different areas against Ole Miss (18.2 percent 3-point shooting, 62.2 percent from the line, 20 turnovers, etc.) but they’ve been competitive in their last couple of games. This one should be an interesting matchup, but I think Murray State can get into a cover if they come in ready. 

Andrew's Free Pick:
Murray State Racers +10.5

Andrew

Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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