La Salle Explorers vs. Murray State Racers - 11/25/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Murray State Racers at La Salle Exploers

Monday, November 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM (Hertz Arena)

MURR -6 O/U 136.5

TV: NA

Murray State (3-1) takes on La Salle (1-2) Monday at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida. 

Murray State is hoping to build on last year's team that went 28-4 and reached the second round of the Big Dance. This year their only loss has been to Tennessee, and the Raiders won the next two easily. 

The Racers have four players in double figures. Tevin Brown is averaging 15.8. He has made 13 three-pointers and is shooting 52 percent from there. No one else on the team has more than three.  KJ Williams is averaging 13 points and 7.5 rebounds. Anthony Smith is averaging 10.8 and 7.8 boards. Chico Carter is averaging 10.5.  The Racers are averaging 44 rebounds.

After winning its first game, LaSalle lost the next two. It lost the last game to Temple by five points.  The Explorers have only one player scoring in double figures. David Beaty is averaging 10 points. Three more players are averaging 7.7 each. The Explorers are shooting 34 percent from behind the arc, and 39 percent from inside. The team is shooting 56 percent from the foul line.  The Explorers are averaging 17 turnovers and 8.3 steals.  Beatty also leads in rebounding at six per game. The team is averaging 39.7.

LaSalle started 0-10 last year and ended up 10-21.

LaSalle is the more defensive-oriented team but has had trouble scoring. The Explorers are averaging 64.7 points and are giving up 69.7.  Murray State is averaging 81.3 and giving up 61.2.

The Explorers are not going to be able to play at a high level on the year and have really looked lost at times. The Racers are coming in with 4 players getting in the double figure mark on the year and that will definitely help them out quite a bit. Look for the Racers to jump out early in this game and not look back. Final Score Prediction, Murray State Racers win and cover 76-66.

Ben’s Pick Murray State Racers -6

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.