Belmont at Murray State 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Belmont at Murray State 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Murray State Racers (26-2) vs Belmont Bruins (24-5)

Game Info: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 9:00 pm (CFSB Center)

Betting Odds: Murray State Racers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Belmont faces East Carolina on Thursday, February 24th, 2022 at the CFSB Center for a college basketball OVC matchup. 

Belmont is coming off a 73-62 win over SIUE in its last game on February 19th on the road. Belmont may not be Murray State, but the Bruins have still amassed a very impressive 14-2 conference record this season and are currently on a 10-game win streak going into this game. Belmont is 24-5 overall this season and is also one game above .500 against the spread this season at 14-13-1. Belmont's leading scorer so far this season has been C Nick Muszynski, who has scored 16.4 points per game for the Bruins. G Grayson Murphy leads the team in rebounds per game (6.2) and assists per game (6.0) as well. Belmont as a team has scored 80.4 points per game and has shot the ball at a 49.5% clip from the field. Belmont has also allowed 68.5 points per game to its opponents. 

Murray State is coming off its 16th straight win over UT Martin in its last game on the road on February 19th. It did not come easy for Murray State, as the Racers found themselves in a game that went down to the wire. Murray State has had a historic season thus far, posting a 26-2 record and a 16-0 conference record as well. Murray State has been one of the top cover teams in the OVC as well this season, owning 15-9-1 against the spread record. Murray State's leading scorer so far this season has been F KJ Williams, who has scored 17.6 points per game and has earned 8.6 rebounds per game as well. Murray State as a team has scored 79.8 points per game and has shot the ball at a 47.9% clip from the field. Murray State has also allowed 62.2 points per game to its opponents. 

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Murray State is a 3.5-point favorite and the total is set at 144.5. Belmont will look to be bounty hunters on Thursday as the Bruins look to take down the top team in the conference. The first matchup between these two teams was not even close, but I think this rematch will be a much more entertaining game. I think Belmont has what it takes to give Murray State a run here, as we even saw UT Martin push Murray State to the edge. I think at the very least Belmont covers this number, but I would not be shocked to see an outright upset victory. 

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Ronald’s Pick Belmont +3.5

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