Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bruins vs Racers CBB Odds
Looking for Belmont Bruins vs. Murray State Racers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Bruins taking on the Racers on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the CFSB Center, Murray, Kentucky. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Bruins Racers matchup.
(13-4) Belmont Bruins vs. Murray State Racers (15-2)
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: CFSB Center, Murray, Kentucky
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Murray State Racers -6
CBB Betting Total: 159.5
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This Ohio Valley Conference game features the Belmont Bruins and the Murray State Racers.
The last meeting between these two teams ended in a Murray State win.
The Bruins enter this game with a conference record of 4-2. They are certainly still in the race for the OVC regular season title, but they really need to win this game to remain in contention.
The Bruins have one of the highest scoring offenses in all of division one basketball. They average 86.3 points per game. Their leading scorer this season is Dylan Windler. Windler is averaging 18.9 points per game and is shooting 50.7% from the field. Windler will be the key to this game, if he plays well the Bruins will have a chance to pull an upset.
The Bruins defense has struggled throughout the season. They have allowed 76.6 points per game. The key for the Bruins is finding a way to slow down Ja Morant. If they somehow do this, they will have a real chance to win.
Murray State Racers
The Racers have now won seven straight games, including six in conference play to put them tied for first in the OVC. A win here would keep them on pace with Jacksonville State with a matchup with the Gamecocks looming closer.
The Racers offense pretty much starts an ends with Ja Morant. Morant is averaging 24.3 points this season and is a huge reason why the Racers are averaging 84 points per game. The Racers shoot the ball at 50.6% from the field. Look for Ja Morant to once again lead the Racers in scoring and help them pick up their eighth straight win.
The Racers are also very good defensively as they allow 66 points per game. Their opponents shoot 39.9% from the field. This is 32nd in the country. From behind the arc, opponents are shooting 27.2%, which is 6th in the country. Look for the Racers to beat the Bruins by forcing them off the three point line.
CBB Betting Trends:
- MURR are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Ohio Valley.
- MURR are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games overall.
- BEL are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Thu. games.
Free Belmont Bruins vs. Murray State Racers NCAAB Prediction:
Murray State extends their seven game winning streak as they win this game at home.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Murray State Racers -6
Ja Morant has another breakout performance and the Racers win this game by a comfortable margin.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Belmont 76 – Murray State 83
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