Murray State vs SIU-Edwardsville: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 20, 2021

The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (8-13) will attempt to break a three-game losing streak when they visit the Murray State Racers (12-6) on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at CFSB Center as big, 17-point underdogs. The game airs at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN+. The point total in the matchup is set at 138.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Cougars (+17)

The model and DraftKings both have the Racers taking home the victory, but the model has them winning by slightly less (14.2 points). Lean towards taking the Cougars.

Pick OU:
Over (138.5)

DraftKings and the model are extremely close in their point total projections for this game, within 0.9 points of each other.

Prediction: Murray State 77, SIU-Edwardsville 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 Racers have an average implied point total of 74.4 this season, which is 3.6 points lower than their implied total in Saturday’s game (78).
  • Murray State has scored more than its implied point total in this matchup (78) eight times this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Cougars (75.2) is 14.2 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (61).
  • This season, SIU-Edwardsville has scored more than this game’s implied total of 61 points 15 times.

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

Murray State and SIU-Edwardsville Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 17+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Racers 9-7 1-0 7-9
Cougars 11-9 0-0 9-11

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

Last 5 Games

Murray State SIU-Edwardsville
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/18/2021 Eastern Illinois Loss 68-59 2/18/2021 Austin Peay Loss 79-57
2/15/2021 SIU-Edwardsville Win 86-57 2/15/2021 Murray State Loss 86-57
2/13/2021 UT Martin Win 84-55 2/13/2021 Jacksonville State Loss 80-60
2/12/2021 Southeast Missouri State Win 80-60 2/11/2021 Tennessee Tech Win 81-63
2/6/2021 Eastern Kentucky Win 76-64 2/8/2021 Eastern Kentucky Loss 78-74

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