Belmont @ Murray State
Current Records: Belmont 16-7; Murray State 12-10
What to Know
The Murray State Racers and the Belmont Bruins are set to square off in a Missouri Valley matchup at 8 p.m. ET Feb. 1 at CFSB Center. The Racers are out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.
Murray State came out on top in a nail-biter against the Missouri State Bears this past Saturday, sneaking past 74-71. Four players on Murray State scored in the double digits: guard Rob Perry (17), guard Brian Moore Jr. (17), forward Jamari Smith (16), and forward DJ Burns (12).
Meanwhile, Belmont received a tough blow on Sunday as they fell 79-61 to the Drake Bulldogs. A silver lining for the Bruins was the play of guard Ben Sheppard, who had 21 points in addition to six rebounds.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Racers are expected to win a tight contest Wednesday. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Murray State's win lifted them to 12-10 while Belmont's loss dropped them down to 16-7. We'll see if Murray State can repeat their recent success or if Belmont bounces back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: CFSB Center -- Murray, Kentucky
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $32.55
The Racers are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Bruins, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Belmont have won nine out of their last 14 games against Murray State.
- Jan 17, 2023 - Belmont 80 vs. Murray State 65
- Feb 24, 2022 - Murray State 76 vs. Belmont 43
- Jan 15, 2022 - Murray State 82 vs. Belmont 60
- Jan 30, 2021 - Belmont 72 vs. Murray State 71
- Dec 30, 2020 - Belmont 68 vs. Murray State 55
- Mar 07, 2020 - Belmont 76 vs. Murray State 75
- Feb 06, 2020 - Belmont 71 vs. Murray State 64
- Jan 23, 2020 - Murray State 85 vs. Belmont 75
- Mar 09, 2019 - Murray State 77 vs. Belmont 65
- Jan 24, 2019 - Belmont 79 vs. Murray State 66
- Mar 03, 2018 - Murray State 68 vs. Belmont 51
- Jan 18, 2018 - Belmont 79 vs. Murray State 72
- Feb 02, 2017 - Belmont 81 vs. Murray State 69
- Jan 14, 2016 - Belmont 81 vs. Murray State 73