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Murray State vs Belmont Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 17th Betting Odds
Racers vs Bruins Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Murray State Racers at Belmont Bruins
- Where: Nashville at Curb Event Center
- Date: Tuesday, January 17th
- Betting Odds: Murray State +4.5, MURST +166 | BELM -205 O/U 142.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Belmont, the Murray State Racers will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 10-8. On the road, the Racers will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 4-6. So far, the Racers have been the underdog 7 times, going 2-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Murray State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Rob Perry who is averaging 14.94 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 41.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.33 points per game.
Murray State comes into today’s matchup vs Belmont, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.3 points per game. Through 18 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.
The Belmont Bruins will be looking to pick up their 20th win of the season and are in the middle of a 4 game win streak. So far this season, Belmont has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Bruins as the -4.5 point favorites. The Bruins have been favored 13 times, going 9-4 straight up.
Ben Sheppard comes into today’s game as the Bruins’ leading scorer at 18.0 points per contest. Not only has Sheppard been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Belmont’s top rebounder at 4.84 boards per contest. Behind Sheppard, the team has benefited from the strong play of Drew Friberg, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.68 points per game. Overall, he has hit 48.8% of his shots and is adding 3.89 boards per game.
Belmont comes into today’s matchup vs Murray State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.5 points per game. Through 19 games, they have hit 48.9% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bruins have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 357th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Murray State Racers +4.5
Heading into this matchup between the Belmont Bruins and Murray State Racers we have a strong lean on taking the points with Murray State at +4.5. 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 +4.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.
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