Murray State vs Jacksonville State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 4, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 4, 2021

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks (17-8) are  underdogs as they attempt to build on a three-game winning streak when they host the Murray State Racers (13-12) on Thursday, March 4 at Ford Center. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 4, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Murray State Betting Information

  • With a mark of 10-13, the Racers have a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The Racers have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 2 points, going 9-12 this season.
  • Only 10 of 23 Murray State games this season (43.5%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Racers lost to Tennessee Tech 71-61 and failed to cover the spread as 10.5-point favorites, while falling short of the 141.5 point total in their last contest on Saturday. Chico Carter Jr. totaled a team-high 27 points in the loss.

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 25 15.3 8.4 1.0 1.0 0.6 1.0
Tevin Brown 25 14.4 5.8 4.4 1.4 0.6 2.8
Chico Carter Jr. 25 13.0 1.7 2.0 1.1 0.1 1.8
Demond Robinson 23 6.9 4.6 1.2 0.5 1.0 0.0
Devin Gilmore 25 5.9 4.2 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.0

Jacksonville State Betting Information

  • The Gamecocks have topped the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 13-8-1.
  • For the 14th time this season, the Gamecocks are at least a 2-point underdog, where they have a record of 7-6 against the spread.
  • 40.9% of Jacksonville State’s 22 games this season have missed the over/under.
  • The Gamecocks knocked off Austin Peay 75-67 and covered the spread as 4-point favorites, while falling short of the 144.5 point total in their most recent game on Saturday. Brandon Huffman racked up a team-high 18 points in the victory.

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

Jacksonville State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Darian Adams 25 15.6 4.7 3.2 1.0 0.0 2.3
Jalen Finch 25 11.2 3.8 4.9 1.2 0.2 1.0
Brandon Huffman 24 10.8 6.4 0.3 0.2 1.1 0.0
Amanze Ngumezi 23 8.6 3.4 0.8 0.2 0.6 0.8
Kayne Henry 24 7.6 4.9 1.1 0.5 0.3 1.0

Total Facts

  • In Murray State’s matchups this season, the Racers and their opponents have eclipsed Thursday’s over/under of 139.5 points 12 times (48% of opportunities).
  • 17 Jacksonville State games this year (68% of its matchups) finished with a final total higher than Thursday’s over/under of 139.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 151.5 points per game, 12.0 points more than the over/under of 139.5 for this contest.
  • This matchup’s over/under is 4.1 fewer points than the 135.4 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Racers games is 143.7 points, 4.2 more than the over/under of 139.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 3.8 points separates the average total points bet in Gamecocks games (143.3 points) and this contest’s over/under (139.5 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/25/2021 Murray State Jacksonville State -3.5 138 -175 +143 Regular Season 87-74 JAX ST
1/21/2021 Murray State Murray State -7.5 134 -343 +270 Regular Season 85-82 JAX ST
1/9/2020 Murray State Jacksonville State -5 136 -225 +179 Regular Season 72-68 MURRAY
1/31/2019 N/A Jacksonville State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 88-68 JAX ST

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