Austin Peay Governors (10-14) vs. Murray State Racers (24-2)
February 17, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Murray State Racers -19 / Austin Peay Governors +19; Over/Under: +130
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The Austin Peay Governors and Murray State Racers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the CFSB Center. The Austin Peay Governors look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Murray State Racers look to build on their 14-game winning streak.
The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 65.3 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Elijah Hutchins-Everett is averaging 12.9 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Caleb Stone-Carrawell is averaging 10.9 points and 1.8 assists. Tariq Silver is dishing 2 assists and Cam Copeland is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Austin Peay Governors are allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game.
The Murray State Racers are averaging 80 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.5 points on 41 percent shooting. KJ Williams is averaging 17.4 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Tevin Brown is averaging 16.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. Justice Hill is the third double-digit scorer and Trae Hannibal is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Murray State Racers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Murray State Racers are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game.
The Governors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 25-10-2 ATS in their last 37 Thursday games. The Racers are 25-9-1 ATS in their last 35 home games and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 Thursday games. The under is 41-17-1 in Governors last 59 overall. The under is 39-19-2 in Racers last 60 overall. The favorite is 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Austin Peay Governors are a below average team that loses on the road by an average of 8.4 points and loses as an underdog by an average of 8.8 points. The Murray State Racers are the class of the OVC, and they win at home by an average of 25.2 points while shooting 50.5 percent from the field. Murray State is 14-8-1 against the spread on the season. Thick number, but I’m siding with the Racers.