The Murray State Racers (2-1) will be at home in CFSB Center when they clash against the Southern Illinois Salukis (2-1). The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 142.5 points with Murray State opening as a 6-point favorite. Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Southern Illinois Salukis at Murray State Racers Betting Preview
In the Salukis last contest, they got blown out by the No. 19 Louisville Cardinals, 84-42. Southern Illinois Armon Fletcher had a good game, leading the team in scoring with 14 points on 4-for-12 shooting. One of Louisvilles largest advantages was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 14-15 (93.3 percent), while the Salukis were just 5-9 (55.6 percent).
The Racers hope to keep it rolling after thoroughly outplaying the Wright State Raiders in their last game, 80-61. With 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting, Terrell Miller Jr. was the games high scorer. Murray State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic effective field goal percentage of 0.633 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7. For those same stats, Wright State was 0.426 and 30.6, respectively.
Murray State should have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Racers rank 52nd in offensive efficiency, while the Salukis rank 195th in defensive efficiency since last season.
Since last season, the Salukis have had records of 19-17 straight up (SU) and 15-15 against the spread (ATS). Southern Illinois games have gone under the projected point total 53.3 percent of the time since last season.
Meanwhile, the Racers, have records of 18-18 SU and 13-19 ATS since last season. Vegas has also been exceedingly precise when setting the O/U total of Murray State games over that same stretch with an even split between overs and unders.
The Salukis won the lone game against the Racers last season, 89-85. The Salukis dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a solid turnover percentage of 9.4 and an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.344. For those same stats, the Racers were 13.0 and 0.257, respectively.
Southern Illinois Salukis at Murray State Racers Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Murray State, ATS Winner – Murray State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Racers rank 81st in rebounds per game (37.6) while the Salukis rank 238th (34.3).
- Southern Illinois ranks 85th in steals per game (6.8) while Murray State ranks 104th in steals allowed per game (5.9).
- Murray State ranks 60th in three pointers attempted per game (24.1) while Southern Illinois ranks 300th (17.0).
- The Racers rank 116th in assists per game (14.2) while the Salukis rank 284th (11.4).
- Southern Illinois ranks 88th in blocks per game (4.0) while Murray State ranks 249th (2.4).