Murray State vs Eastern Illinois: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 18, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 18, 2021

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

The betting insights 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.

Betting Odds

Murray State Betting Information

  • Murray State is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 9-6.
  • When favored by at least 16 points, the Racers are 1-0 against the spread this season.
  • In 46.7% of their games this season (7/15), the Racers and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.

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

Murray State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
KJ Williams 21 16.0 9.0 1.0 1.0 0.6 1.0
Tevin Brown 21 13.9 6.1 4.4 1.4 0.6 2.7
Chico Carter Jr. 21 12.0 1.6 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.8
Demond Robinson 21 7.2 4.5 1.2 0.5 1.0 0.0
Devin Gilmore 21 6.3 4.4 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.0

Eastern Illinois Betting Information

  • Eastern Illinois holds a losing record ATS this season, covering four times and failing to cover 16 times.
  • The Panthers only hold a 0-1 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least a 16-point underdog.
  • Nine of the Panthers 20 games (45%) this season have failed to hit the over on the point total.
  • The Panthers fell 80-67 to Tennessee Tech in their last contest on Saturday. Jordan Skipper-Brown totaled a team-high 21 points in the loss. They were 0.5-point favorites and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to hit the over on the 139.5 point total.

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

Eastern Illinois Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marvin Johnson 22 15.1 5.3 4.5 1.8 0.5 1.0
Josiah Wallace 16 14.8 3.9 2.8 1.1 0.4 0.9
Mack Smith 14 9.4 3.2 2.1 1.1 0.4 2.1
Sammy Friday 17 9.0 4.8 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0
Jordan Skipper-Brown 16 8.5 4.6 1.1 0.7 1.2 0.2

Total Facts

  • In Murray State’s matchups this season, the Racers and their opponents have gone over Thursday’s over/under of 139 points 11 times (64.7% of opportunities).
  • In 12 out of Eastern Illinois’ 20 games this year (60%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the total in Thursday’s matchup.
  • The Racers average 81.7 points per game against the Panthers’ 67.6, totaling 10.3 points over the contest’s over/under of 139.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 140.6 points per game, 1.6 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Racers games is 146.8 points, 7.8 more than the over/under of 139 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 4.1 points separates the average total points bet in Panthers games (143.1 points) and this contest’s over/under (139 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/20/2020 Murray State Eastern Illinois -4.5 143 -205 +165 Regular Season 63-60 E ILL
1/30/2020 Murray State Murray State -10.5 146 -653 +454 Regular Season 73-70 MURRAY
2/7/2019 N/A Murray State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 86-75 MURRAY
1/17/2019 N/A Eastern Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-61 MURRAY

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