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Indiana State vs Murray State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Sycamores vs Racers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Indiana State Sycamores at Murray State Racers
- Where: Murray at CFSB Center
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Indiana State -2.5, INDST -151 | MURST +122 O/U 147.5
The Indiana State Sycamores head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 13-7. So far, the Sycamores have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 5-3. This season, Indiana State has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 10-5. For today’s contest, Indiana State has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.
Indiana State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Courvoisier McCauley who is averaging 16.32 points per game for the Sycamores. McCauley is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Sycamores’ offensive game plan is the play of Cameron Henry who has hit 52.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.84 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Indiana State this season, as they are currently ranked 226th in college basketball at 70.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Sycamores’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 299th in the NCAA.
The Murray State Racers head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 10-9. Currently, the Racers have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 6-2. So far, the Racers have been the underdog 8 times, going 2-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Murray State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Rob Perry who is averaging 14.89 points per game for the Racers. Perry is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Racers’ offensive game plan is the play of Jacobi Wood who has hit 42.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.32 points per game.
Murray State comes into today’s matchup vs Indiana State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.3 points per game. Through 19 games, they have hit 47.9% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Racers have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 483rd in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Murray State Racers +2.5
Heading into this matchup between the Indiana State Sycamores and Murray State Racers we have a strong lean on taking the points with Murray State at +2.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Murray State to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Murray State Racers at +2.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.