Valparaiso vs Murray State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

Murray State (11-17) vs Valparaiso (6-22)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 4:00 pm (CFSB Center)

Betting Odds: Murray State -12.5 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Valparaiso Beacons and Murray State Racers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the CSFB Center.  Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Valparaiso vs Murray State prediction.

Murray State Has Lost Two Straight Games

Murray State has really struggled heading into this game and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Southern Illinois, Murray State scored 68 points and they ended up losing by four points. JaCobi Wood did have a strong game putting up 17 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Murray State is averaging 70.7 points while their defnese is giving up 69.2 points per game. The defense is ranked 106th and the defense is going to need to step up in a big way here. Isaiah Stafford is averaging 17.1 points while shooting 38.4 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Valparaiso Has Some Issues

Valparaiso has only six wins this season, and they have been awful heading into this game. In the last game against Indiana State, Valparaiso scored only 63 points while their defnese gave up 84. Valparaiso is averaging 68 points while their defense is giving up 75.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 313rd while the defense is ranked 280th. Isaiah Stafford is having a strong season averaging 17.1 points while shooting 38.4 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

Murray State vs Valparaiso Betting Prediction

Murray State isn’t a very good team, but they are a whole lot better than Valparaiso. Valpo’s offense has been a major struggle heading into this game and they are going to really struggle again here. Murray State is averaging 70.7 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Valparaiso won’t be keeping up and Murray State is going to cover the spread. Back Murray State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Murray State -12.5

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