San Francisco at Murray State: 3/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

San Francisco at Murray State: 3/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Murray State Racers (30-2) vs San Francisco Dons (24-9)

Game Info: Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 9:40 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Murray State Racers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Dons and Murray State Racers face off on Thursday in a round of 64 college basketball showdown at Grainbridge Fieldhouse. 

San Francisco comes into this game with a 24-9 record overall and they have gone 13-18-1 against the spread. The Dons have won two of their last three games, but the loss coming against Gonzaga. Even in that game against Gonzaga though, the offense scored 71 points, and they only lost by 10 points. San Francisco is averaging 71.4 points while their defense is giving up 69.3 points per game. Jamaree Bouyea has been the top player this season for San Francisco averaging 16.7 points while shooting 46.8 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is Murray State Racers who sit with a 30-2 record and they have gone 16-12-1 against the spread. Murray State has been dominant as of late, but they were tested in the Championship Game of the Ohio Valley. Murray State gave up 67 points against Morehead State, but the offense scored 71 and that was enough to secure the win. The Racers are averaging 79.3 points while their defense is giving up 62.3 points per game. Forward KJ Williams has been the top player for Murray State averaging 18.2 points while shooting 54.4 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Murray State is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. The over is 4-0 in San Francisco’s last four games following a straight up loss. The under is 7-1-1 in San Francisco’s last nine games played on a neutral site. The over is 4-1 in San Francisco’s last five games played on a Thursday. Murray State is 8-2-1 against the spread in their last 11 games following an against the spread loss. 

San Francisco has had a nice season, but they aren’t on the same level as Murray State, and this game is going to get out of hand early. Murray State’s defense is going to slow down San Francisco, and that will be enough for them to cruise to a victory. Back Murray State against the spread

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Shane’s Pick Murray State +1.5

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