Murray State Racers (5-3) vs. Bellarmine Knights (4-6)
December 10, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Bellarmine Knights +2.5 / Murray State Racers -2.5; Over/Under: +132.5
(Get latest betting odds)
The Murray State Racers Murray State Racers and Bellarmine Knights meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Freedom Hall. The Murray State Racers The Murray State Racers look for their sixth victory. The Bellarmine Knights look for their fifth win.
The Murray State Racers are averaging 75.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Jamari Smith is averaging 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Rob Perry is averaging 16.5 points and 4.6 rebounds. JaCobi Wood is the third double-digit scorer and Kenny White Jr. is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Murray State Racers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Murray State Racers are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.
The Bellarmine Knights are averaging 68.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 62.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Curt Hopf is averaging 10.1 points and 2.5 rebounds, while Ben Johnson is averaging 9.9 points and 1.3 assists. Garrett Tipton is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Bash Wieland is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Bellarmine Knights are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bellarmine Knights are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.4 rebounds per game.
The Racers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Knights are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Racers last 5 overall. The over is 5-0 in Knights last 5 home games.
This line indicates the Bellarmine Knights have a chance and their defense has been respectable. Bellarmine is also playing its best ball of the season right now, where it’s winning its last 5 games by an average of 10.4 points. The Murray State Racers have had issues on the road, where they lose by an average of 6.3 points and shoot 40.7 percent. I’ll grab the free bucket.