Murray State Racers (27-2) vs. Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (13-16)
February 26, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +13.5 ; Over/Under: 151
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The Murray State Racers and the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks meet Saturday in college basketball action from Show Me Center. Murray State is fresh off a Thursday game against Belmont. The Racers ended up winning in blowout fashion. As for Southeast Missouri State, they played TN-Martin in their last outing on Thursday. In that one, the Redhawks posted a seven-point win. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Murray State lost just two of their first 12 games this year to East Tennessee State and Auburn. The Racers then surged on a win streak beginning December 30. Murray State had taken out Tennessee State, Morehead State, Austin Peay and UT Martin in the quartet heading into Thursday’s matchup.
In the game versus Belmont on Thursday, the Racers hit a nice 35-17 run in the first half. Murray State kept it up with a 41-26 second in a 76-43 blowout win. KJ Williams was tops in scoring with 30 points and five rebounds in the victory.
Over on the Southeast Missouri State side, they last had a winning record at 5-4 back on December 8. The Redhawks have been sketchy since then, though. After a losing streak to Austin Peay, Belmont and Tennessee Tech, SEMO managed a win over Morehead State.
On Thursday versus TN-Martin, the Redhawks were up 40-32 by the break. Southeast Missouri State hit 36 points in the second for a 76-69 victory. Eric Reed led the way on 21 points, and Manny Patterson added 16 points with six boards.
The Redhawks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight at home and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four overall. Southeast Missouri State is 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games.
Meanwhile, the Racers are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five after an ATS win. The under is 4-0 in Murray State’s last four road games.
PICK: I’m going to stay with Murray State. The Racers’ epic win streak just keeps chugging along; they’re coming off a very impressive performance against a good Belmont team. There have been a few duds along the way, but overall Murray State is scoring very well these days.
The last time these teams met up back on December 30, the Racers posted a 106-81 win. I like a similar performance here as Murray State finishes off the schedule in style with a cover.