Belmont vs Murray State predictions 1/23/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Belmont Bruins vs Murray State Racers
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: CFSB Center in Murray, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Murray State -1
The Belmont Bruins travel to CFSB Center to play the Murray State Racers on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Murray State as 1 point favorites.
Belmont heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 14.7 as they are averaging 81.6 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Murray State has an overall record of 13-5. They are averaging 77.7 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of 13.2.
Valuable Belmont Bruins Betting Trends
The Belmont Bruins are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Belmont Bruins are 8-9-1 against the over/under
Important Murray State Racers Betting Trends
The Murray State Racers are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Murray State Racers are 11-5-0 against the over/under
Key Belmont Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Murray State Racers Injuries
01/22/20 F Darnell Cowart Lower Body is questionable Thursday vs Belmont
Nick Muszynski averages 15.8 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Adam Kunkel comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
K.J. Williams averages 12.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 59%. Tevin Brown averages 17.7 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 122nd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 70th and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 239th, and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 70th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 139th in the nation. Belmont averages 81.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 53rd in D-1. They average 41.0 rebounds per game and 19.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 229th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Racers surrender 64.5 points per contest, which ranks them 68th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 48th and 234th in those defensive statistics. They rank 58th with 10.8 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 29.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Racers are 124th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. Murray State is 45th in the country with 77.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 13.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 91st in the nation. They are 56th in the country in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 50th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Racers are 168th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Bruins are 28th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.8. In terms of pace they are 26th in the country with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 12th. As a team they are 25th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 40th in Division 1. Belmont is 275th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Murray State is 181st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Racers are 22nd in the country in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 204th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 30th. As a team they are 22nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 294th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Belmont/Murray State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Murray State -1
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