Evansville Aces vs. Murray State Racers ATS Prediction


A five-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Murray State Racers (7-1) when they welcome the Evansville Aces (5-5) to CFSB Center. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Evansville Aces at Murray State Racers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Racers easily got past the Wright State Raiders, 73-54, while the Aces lost big to the Illinois Fighting Illini, 99-60.

Murray State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.640. Wright State was 23.7 and 0.409, respectively, for those same stats. Evansville, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.264 vs. 0.099). Murray State’s Ja Morant had a good outing, contributing 26 points, 11 assists and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Marty Hill was a key piece for Evansville with 13 points and six rebounds.

The productive offense of Murray State will clash against the mid-tier defense of Evansville. Dating back to last season, the Racers rank 21st in offensive efficiency, while the Aces are 145th in defensive efficiency. The Racers figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball. It will also be a battle of conflicting tempos as the quick-paced Aces rank 29th in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Racers rank 291st.

Evansville at Murray State Betting Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Murray State, ATS Winner – Murray State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Murray State ranks 35th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while Evansville ranks 253rd (34.1).
  • The Racers rank 32nd in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Aces rank 86th (6.9).
  • The Racers rank 43rd in three pointers allowed per game (19.5) while the Aces rank 186th (23.1).
  • Murray State ranks 12th in assists allowed per game (9.5) while Evansville ranks 104th (12.6).