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Murray State vs. Missouri State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

Missouri State Bears (11-10) vs. Murray State Racers (11-10)
January 28, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Murray State Racers -1.5 / Missouri State Bears +1.5; Over/Under: +131.5
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The Missouri State Bears and the Murray State Racers meet in college basketball action from the CFSB Center on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Murray State is listed as a 1.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 131.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

These two teams haven’t met since December 3rd, 2019, when Missouri State nabbed a 71-69 win over Murray State at home.


Missouri State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Murray State is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a road winning percentage below .400 while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall.


I’m leaning towards Murray State here. This isn’t a game I’m rushing to bet, but if you can say one thing about Murray State, it’s that this Racers team at least wins and gets the job done at home. Their recent struggles have mainly come on the road. Missouri State’s been the more consistent team, but their issues have also come on the road, which likely won’t be of help to them here. Give me the Racers laying the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Murray State -1.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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