The Racers and Seahawks are set to face off at 1:30 ET on ESPN+. The Seahawks will host the game at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, FL. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Seahawks as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 145 points.
MURRAY STATE RACERS VS UNCW SEAHAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UNCW Seahawks -5
This game will be played at Suncoast Credit Union Arena at 1:30 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE UNCW SEAHAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Seahawks.
- Not only will UNCW pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Racers Lock in a Road Win?
Today marks the third game of the season for Murray State, who currently have a 1-1 record. In their previous three games as the underdogs, they are 1-2. As of today’s game, Murray State has a 0-2 record against the spread. Taking into account their performance in the previous season, Murray State is 3-6 ATS in their last ten games.
Looking at their over/under performance through two games, Murray State has an over/under record of 2-0-0, with their games averaging 158.5 points per game on average. In the Racers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 78 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
In their recent game, the Racers’ offense concluded with 81 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 83.3 points per contest. One area that the Murray State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 49th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 47%.
At this time, the Racers’ defense is positioned 110th in the country, permitting 72.0 points per game. The Murray State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 86 points and allowed Western Kentucky to connect on 8 threes.
Will the Seahawks Come Through as Home Favorites?
This will be UNCW’s second game of the season and they currently have a 1-0 record. So far, all of the Seahawks’ games have been on the road. As we analyze UNCW’s ATS performance, they currently hold a 1-0 record heading into today’s matchup. Taking into account that this is their inaugural home game of the season, UNCW had an 8-7 ATS record at home last year.
Heading into their 2nd game of the season, UNCW has an over/under record of 1-0-0 after going 16-16-0 last season (over/under). In the Seahawks’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 84 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-1.
Against UNC Asheville, the UNCW had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 101.3 points per game. They scored 83 points and posted a field goal percentage of 48.1% in the game. Maleeck Harden-Hayes led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Trazarien White contributed 13 points for the Seahawks.
At this time, the Seahawks’ defense is positioned 100th in the country, permitting 70.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UNCW’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 58.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 44.4% this season.