Murray State vs. Eastern Illinois - 1/30/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Eastern Illinois Panthers (11-9) at Murray State Racers (15-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm (CFSB Center)
The Line: Murray State Racers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Eastern Illinois Panthers and Murray State Racers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the CFSB Center.
The Eastern Illinois Panthers look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 75.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Mack Smith is averaging 13.2 points and 1.5 assists while Josiah Wallace is averaging 12.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. George Dixon is the third double-digit scorer and Deang Deang is dishing three assists. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Eastern Illinois Panthers have lost five straight road games.
The Murray State Racers look to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Murray State Racers are averaging 78 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Tevin Brown is averaging 18.3 points and 3.6 assists while KJ Williams is averaging 12.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Anthony Smith is the third double-digit scorer and and Jaiveon Eaves is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Murray State Racers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Murray State Racers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Murray State Racers haven’t lost a home game this season.
The Panthers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Racers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Panthers last 14 overall. The over is 7-2 in Racers last 9 overall. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Eastern Illinois Panthers have failed to cover eight of their 11 road games where they lose by an average of 4.9 points and shoot 40.7 percent from the field. The Murray State Racers win at home by an average of 26 points and shoot 51.6 percent from the field, and they're 7-1 ATS at home as well. All of those numbers indicate this should be a comfortable home victory for Murray State.