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13- 4 (4-2 V) Murray State Racers vs. Belmont Bruins 13-6 (7-2 H)
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Belmont -1.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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These are the two best programs in the Ohio Valley. That makes this a compelling but at the same time only semi-relevant contest.
I say semi-relevant as the OVC will likely get just one team into the Tournament, the winner of the conference tourney at season’s end. I suppose this could influence seeding etc.
Murray State Racers
The Racers are having a good season but their best results might have been a couple of close losses to the likes of Middle Tennessee and Auburn – a couple of schools from bigger conferences.
Murray State likes to play at a quick pace (they are scoring 81ppg) but at the same time they have good defensive numbers (yielding just 65ppg). They are in the top 45 nationally in those categories.
Jonathan Stark is the leading scorer on a guard heavy attack. He is close to 20ppg but three others are also in double figures.
Terrell Miller is a nice small conference power forward. He has bulk and knows how to use it but can also shoot. He can score inside and out.
Belmont has been it usual self this season. For what it is worth they actually did beat Middle Tennessee but had a surprising home loss last week to Jacksonville State.
JSU is the third best team in the OVC but there is a big gap. Murray State is in the 60s, Belmont in the 90s and then JSU in the 150s.
The Bruins might have the conference player of the year in skinny forward Dylan Windler. He is close to a double-double at 16 and 9 and is coming off a season high 25 points. He also blocks shots.
Amanze Egekeze is a senior forward who has gotten better every season. He averages 17ppg and even though he is 6’8″ he can stroke it from deep – 41% from three point range.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in MURR last 8 road games.
- MURR are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
- BEL are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- BEL are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Thu. games.
- Under is 6-2 in BEL last 8 Thu. games.
Free Murray State Racers vs. Belmont Bruins NCAAB Prediction:
Belmont is probably the favourite here. Being the host pushes it in their direction.
Murray State by all measures is the better team though the gap is not all that big.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Murray State
I think Murray State can steal this one, it could really go either way though. I think the Racers have a little more this season.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Murray State 78 – Belmont 72
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