The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Murray State Racers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at CFSB Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Preview
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look to get above a .500 record. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have lost 7 of their last 8 road games. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 75.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Brandon Newman is averaging 10 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Don McHenry is averaging 10 points and 4 rebounds. Rodney Howard is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Khristian Lander is dishing 1.5 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 14.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are allowing 26.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game.
Murray State Racers Betting Preview
The Murray State Racers look for another win to remain undefeated. The Murray State Racers look for their second 3-0 start in the last 3 years. The Murray State Racers are averaging 84.5 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Nick Ellington is averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Rob Perry is averaging 13.5 points and 5 rebounds. Brian Moore Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaCobi Wood is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Murray State Racers are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Murray State Racers are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers put up a fight against Wichita State, and that's somewhat encouraging entering this contest. However, the Murray State Racers are firing on all cylinders offensively, and they'll have the best player on the court in this spot. There's just too many scoring options on Murray State, and WKU just doesn't have the depth to respond. This line feels soft. Give me Murray State for a third straight 3-0 start.