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
The model favors the Racers by 14.5 points, just 1.5 fewer than the 16-point spread set by DraftKings.
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.
Murray State and Eastern Illinois Records ATS
|ATS Record||ATS Record Against 16+ Point Spread||Over/Under Record (O-U-P)|
Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
Last 5 Games
|Murray State||Eastern Illinois|
|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|
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