Murray State vs. Illinois State: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – January 30, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on January 30, 2024

Myles Foster will be among the players to watch when the Illinois State Redbirds (10-11, 4-6 MVC) face the Murray State Racers (8-13, 5-5 MVC), Tuesday at 8:00 PM ET at CFSB Center. The Racers are currently strong 7-point favorites against the Redbirds. The game’s over/under is 132.

Murray State vs. Illinois State Betting Lines

Murray State vs Illinois State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Murray State -7 132 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Murray State (-7)
Total Pick Over (132)

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Murray State vs. Illinois State Stat Rankings

Murray State Avg. (Rank) Illinois State Avg. (Rank)
71.0 (263rd) Points Scored 66.3 (336th)
69.3 (116th) Points Allowed 68.0 (92nd)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
7.1 (292nd) Off. Rebounds 8.9 (145th)
6.5 (270th) 3pt Made 5.9 (314th)
11.5 (302nd) Assists 11.7 (294th)
8.7 (14th) Turnovers 11.3 (159th)

Murray State vs. Illinois State Betting Trends

  • The Racers have covered the spread nine times in 20 games.
  • Murray State doesn’t have a win ATS (0-2) as a 7-point favorite or greater this year.
  • This season, eight of the Racers’ 20 games have hit the over.
  • In 12 games this year, Murray State and its opponent have combined for more than 132 points.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 132 points, 8.2 fewer than the average total in this season’s Racers contests.
  • Illinois State has eight wins in 20 games against the spread this season.
  • The Redbirds have no wins ATS (0-4) as a 7-point underdog or more this season.
  • Murray State has seen eight of its 20 games go over the point total.
  • Redbirds games have finished with over 132 points scored 11 times this year.
  • The average total for Illinois State’s games is 134.3 points, which is 2.3 more than this game’s over/under.

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Murray State Impact Players

  • Rob Perry is tops on his squad in both points (13.1) and assists (2.5) per contest, and also averages 5.0 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 1.0 steal and 0.4 blocked shots.
  • Jacobi Wood averages a team-high 4.2 assists per game. He is also posting 12.3 points and 3.9 rebounds, shooting 46.6% from the floor and 41.8% from beyond the arc with 1.9 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Nick Ellington paces his squad in rebounds per game (6.1), and also posts 10.5 points and 0.7 assists. Defensively, he delivers 1.0 steal and 1.8 blocked shots.
  • Quincy Anderson posts 10.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game, shooting 46.3% from the floor and 35.7% from beyond the arc with 1.5 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Brian Moore Jr. puts up 11.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.4 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

Illinois State Impact Players

  • Foster is the Redbirds’ top rebounder (7.2 per game), and he averages 10.9 points and 1.6 assists.
  • Dalton Banks paces the Redbirds in assists (3.5 per game), and averages 9.6 points and 3.5 rebounds. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
  • Darius Burford paces the Redbirds in scoring (13.7 points per game) and assists (1.5), and produces 2.5 rebounds. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • The Redbirds get 7.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game from Kendall Lewis.
  • Malachi Poindexter is posting 6.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest, making 35.6% of his shots from the floor.

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