The Murray State Racers (12-5) will attempt to continue a four-game winning streak when they host the Eastern Illinois Panthers (5-15) on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at CFSB Center as heavy, 16-point favorites. The matchup airs at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under of 139.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 18, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Panthers (+16)

The model favors the Racers by 14.5 points, just 1.5 fewer than the 16-point spread set by DraftKings.

Pick OU:
Over (139)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (140.6 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (139 points).

Prediction: Murray State 78, Eastern Illinois 63

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Racers this season is 74.3 points, 3.7 fewer points than their implied total of 78 points in Thursday’s game.
  • Murray State has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (78) eight times.
  • The 74.4-point average implied total on the season for the Panthers is 12.4 more points than the team’s 62-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Eastern Illinois has totaled more than 62 points 14 times on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

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Murray State and Eastern Illinois Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 16+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Racers 9-6 1-0 7-8
Panthers 4-16 0-1 10-9-1

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Murray State

Eastern Illinois
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/15/2021 SIU-Edwardsville Win 86-57 2/13/2021 Tennessee Tech Loss 80-67
2/13/2021 UT Martin Win 84-55 2/11/2021 Jacksonville State Loss 76-64
2/12/2021 Southeast Missouri State Win 80-60 2/6/2021 Tennessee State Win 86-72
2/6/2021 Eastern Kentucky Win 76-64 2/4/2021 Belmont Loss 89-61
2/4/2021 Morehead State Loss 66-56 2/2/2021 SIU-Edwardsville Win 70-61

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