Murray State Racers vs Missouri State Bears 2-21-23

Murray State Racers vs Missouri State Bears 2/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Murray State Racers vs Missouri State Bears 2/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Murray State Racers will face off with the Missouri State Bears at Great Southern Bank Arena on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 7:00 PM EST.


This season, the Racers shot effectively from the perimeter. They make just 31.4% of their 3-point tries, ranking them 307 out of 508 teams nationwide.


The team’s 2-point percentage (49.8) places them outside of the top 200, but they do well in turnover control.


Missouri State boasts a strong defense and is among the top 140 teams in field goal percentage, turnover rate, and offensive rebounding. 


The Racers (15-13) won their last two games while surrendering 72.2 points per game. On Saturday, Murray State won 74-58 at home against Evansville after outscoring Evansville by 13 points in the second half.


Murray State was led by Jamari Smith and Brian Moore Jr., who each scored 18 points on a combined 13 of 25 shots.


Off the bench, Quincy Anderson led the Racers with 15 points and four rebounds as they outrebounded the Purple Aces 41-27. 


  • The Murray State Racers are 6-3 ATS in their previous 9 meetings. 
  • The total went OVER in 11 of Murray State’s previous 13 contests. 
  • The Racers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 matches against Missouri State.

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Murray State Racers vs Missouri State Bears Predictions 2/21/2023


The Missouri State Bears lost two straight games and are tied for sixth place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings with Murray State.


This season, the Bears shot poorly as well, finishing No. 220 with an effective field goal percentage (49.7). They rank 257 in turnover rate and shot only 32.5% from outside the arc.


Their worst problem was their 355th-ranked free-throw percentage, which was their largest shortcoming (62.7). They will be up against Murray State’s No. 294 adjusted efficiency and No. 338 turnover rate defense. 


On Saturday night, Missouri State lost to Northern Iowa at home 69-66 because they were unable to come up with the plays in the closing minutes.


The Bears (14-14) shot 42 percent overall but missed 19 of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc. Off the bench for Missouri State, Chance Moore recorded a game-high 17 points (6-16 FG) and six rebounds in 29 minutes.


Donovan Clay added 11 points (3-10 FG), 6 assists, and 5 rebounds. The Bears’ Kendle Moore scored ten points, but the Panthers shot 48 percent from the field. 


  • Missouri State Bears are 2-9-2 ATS in their previous 13 games in the Missouri Valley Conference. 
  • The total went OVER in 8 of the team’s last 11 contests in February. 
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Missouri State’s last 6 meetups played on a Tuesday.

Murray State Racers vs Missouri State Bears. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Murray State Racers.


In the first meeting of the season, Murray State defeated Missouri State 74–71 in a game that easily exceeded the final total of 130.5.


In their last ten games overall, the Bears only had one cover. The Murray State Racers will claim victory by a predicted score of 70-67. 


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Murray State Racers vs Missouri State Bears 2/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)


Location: Great Southern Bank Arena 


Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023




NCAAB Odds: Murray State Racers +5.5 


NCAAB Totals: 136


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