Tennessee State vs. Murray State - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Murray State Racers (17-6) at Tennessee State Tigers (15-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Gentry Center)
The Line: Tennessee State Tigers +3 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Murray State Racers and the Tennessee State Tigers meet in college basketball action from Gentry Complex on Saturday.
Murray State enters this one at 17-6 this year. After a nice 11-game winning streak, the Racers finally fell in their last game Thursday versus Belmont, going down 71-64.
In the loss to the Bruins, Murray State’s Devin Gilmore led the team on 13 points with five rebounds. Both DaQuan Smith and Jaiveon Eaves each scored 12 points there, combining for six rebounds and six assists.
Over on the Tennessee State side, they’re 15-9 so far. The Tigers have won their last three straight games, taking out JSU, Tennessee Tech and Austin Peay during that time.
In the win over the Governors, Tennessee State’s Carlos Marshall led the way on 19 points with five rebounds and one assist. Mark Freeman was also in double-digits there with 11 points, five assists and three rebounds.
Tennessee State is 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 versus a team with a winning straight-up record. The under is 4-0 in the Tigers’ last four overall and 5-2 in their last seven versus a team with a winning straight-up record.
Meanwhile, the Racers are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight after a straight-up loss. Murray State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and the over is 8-2 in their last 10 road games.
Well, Murray State’s winning streak had to end at some point, and with it goes the Racers’ scoring run. Murray State put up 64 points versus Belmont Thursday, which is their lowest points total since posting 53 versus Drake way back on November 27.
As for Tennessee State, they’ve logged at least 70 points in each of their last three games, though they only managed 64 the last time these teams met up. All things considered however, I like the Racers to bounce back here and cover.