Murray State vs. Eastern Kentucky - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Eastern Kentucky Colonels (13-15) at Murray State Racers (20-8)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (CFSB Center)

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The Murray State Racers (20-8) will host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (14-5) in a Ohio Valley Conference match up on Thursday February 27th, 2020 at the CFSB Center in Murray, KY. The game is scheduled for a 8:00pm central tip off.

 

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Murray State will enter this match up tied a top of the OVC standings with Austin Peay and Belmont. These last two games are crucial before entering the conference tournament as teams are fighting for the best seeding. In their most recent match up against Southern Illinois, Murray State was able to scrape by with a 59-58 victory. Jaiveon Eaves led the team with 21 points on 7-12 from the field and an impressive 5-6 from the three-point line.

 

On the season, Murray State are averaging 75.6 points per game and are giving up 64.6 points to their opponents. As a team they are shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from behind the arc. They are led by Tevin Brown who is averaging 17.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

 

Eastern Kentucky will look to bounce back after a 70-83 loss to Belmont. Belmont took advantage of an early first half lead and never let Eastern Kentucky back in the game. Lachlan Anderson led the team in scoring off the bench finishing with 15 points and 4 rebounds. Turnovers really hurt Eastern Kentucky on the night as they finished with 21.

 

On the season, Eastern Kentucky are averaging 76.3 points per game and are converting at 41.9 percent for the year. They are led in scoring by Jomaru Brown with 18.7 points per game and Ty Taylor with 12.6 points per game. As a team they average 33.3 rebounds, 12.7 assists and 9.2 steals per game.

 

Eastern Kentucky are 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 games whereas Murray State are just 2-2-1 in their last 5.  In the last 10 games the under has hit in 7 of them. I see the trend continuing in this one so that’s the play for me.

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

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