Murray State Racers vs Austin Peay Governors Prediction, 12/21/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Murray State Racers vs Austin Peay Governors
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Location: Winfield Dunn Center in Clarksville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Murray State (-4)
The Murray State Racers (4-2) are headed to Winfield Dunn Center on Monday where they'll meet the Austin Peay Governors (4-3). Austin Peay opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 145.
Murray State will take the court with a record of 4-2 so far this season. They are turning it over 16.3 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, Murray State is collecting 45.2 rebounds per game and has totaled 120 assists for the campaign, which is 34th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Racers are shooting 36.5% on three-point shots (42 of 115) and 70.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 92.2 pts per contest (11th in the nation) on 56.6% from the field. Defensively, the Racers are able to force 15.5 turnovers every game while drawing 15.5 personal fouls. They are 151st in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 69 surrendered on the season. The Racers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 37.4% (144 of 385) and they concede 29.8 boards per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 30.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 159th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (69.0).
The Murray State Racers stepped onto the hardwood against the Transylvania Pioneers and took home the win by a score of 90-49 in their last game. Murray State ended the game having earned a 61.7% FG percentage (37 out of 60) and made 9 out of their 22 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Racers made 7 of 17 tries for a percentage of 41.2%. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled 37 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists in this game in addition to having 8 steals and 6 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Murray State allowed 61.7% from the floor on 37 of 60. Transylvania dished out 11 assists and 6 steals for this contest. In addition, the Pioneers grabbed 24 rebounds (5 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Transylvania finished the game shooting 50.0% when shooting free throws by making 4 of 8 shots. They converted 9 of 28 attempts from 3-point range.
Tevin Brown is one guy who was important for this game. He ended up walking away with 12 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 29 minutes played and snagged 3 rebounds. Brown finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also recorded 5 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of court time in this game for the Racers was KJ Williams. He pulled down 9 rebounds and also totaled 2 dimes. He went 71.4% from the floor for the contest by hitting 5-of-7 (10 points). When this game wrapped up, Williams was on the hardwood for 22 minutes.
Austin Peay has a win-loss record of 4-3 so far this year. Austin Peay has accounted for 522 points this year (74.6 per game) and they average 34.7 rebounds per game. The Governors have committed 17.6 fouls per contest and they hit 72.4% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Governors are connecting on 45.8% from the field, which has them ranked 145th in D-1. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.7 times per game (224th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 16.7 times per game. The Governors on defense are ranked 156th in D-1 in points given up per game with 68.7. The Austin Peay defense concedes 33.3% from downtown (41 of 123) and their opponents are converting on 59.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 9.4 assists and 32.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 24th and 77th in college basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 18.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (292nd in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Austin Peay Governors took a defeat with a final score of 76-70 when they played the Florida A&M Rattlers. The Governors collected 14 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 26 for the game. They blocked 2 tries while getting 8 steals in the game. The Rattlers had 18 fouls for this game which took the Governors to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to make 18 of them for a rate of 81.8%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Austin Peay buried 6 out of their 25 attempts (24.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Governors finished the game shooting 23 out of 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.7%. The Governors permitted the Rattlers to convert 30 of 54 attempts from the floor which had them at 55.6% in the game. They wrapped up this game 50.0% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 14 and ended up going 9 of 14 from the charity stripe (64.3%). In relation to attacking the glass, Austin Peay permitted Florida A&M to snag 29 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Terry Taylor ended up having an impact for the Governors for the contest. He made 5 out of 14 for this game for a field goal percentage of 35.7%, which gave him 13 points. Taylor snagged 8 rebounds in his 36 minutes played and had 2 assists in this matchup. Another guy who came through for Austin Peay was Reginald Gee. He walked away with 10 points in 22 minutes on the court via 3 out of 8 from the floor in the matchup. Gee ended up shooting 37.5% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Austin Peay (+4)
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