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#779 Murray State 130 vs.
#780 Missouri State -4.5
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Murray State Racers vs. Missouri State Bears

Where: JQH Arena, Springfield, MO

When: Tuesday, December 3, 8:00 PM. ET.

The Missouri State Bears will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on the Murray State Racers on Tuesday night.

Racers Going For Second Win In Three Games

The Racers are coming off a loss to Drake in their last game and will be trying to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Bears on Tuesday, which will give them their second win in their last three games and third consecutive win over the Bears.

Murray State is averaging 73 points per game, shooting 47 percent from the field and 31 percent from three-point range. The team was held to 53 points in their last game and will need a better performance to get past the Bears on Tuesday.

Tevin Brown led the way for the Racers with 15 points and six rebounds, while Anthony Smith added nine points and nine rebounds for the Racers, who finished the game with one player scoring in double figures.

The Racers have played better on the defensive end, holding opponents to 64.4 points per game. Even though they lost their last game, they held Drake to 63 points and will need to continue playing well if they want to get the win on Tuesday.

Bears Going For Second Win In Six Games

The Bears have struggled early in the season and have three wins in their first eight games. They will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak and pick up their second win in their last six games when they play the Racers on Tuesday.

Missouri State has struggled offensively, averaging 65 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 31 percent from three-point range. They were held to 58 points in their last game and will need to play significantly better to get the win on Tuesday night.

Keandre Cook led the way for the Bears with 17 points and three rebounds. Tulio Da Silva finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Josh Hall added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears.

The Bears have played well defensively, holding opponents to 65 points per game. They gave up 73 points in their last game and will need to play significantly better if they want to snap their losing streak on Tuesday night.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Bears have played well defensively, holding opponents to 65 points per game. However, it hasnโ€™t helped them win games this season because they have struggled offensively, averaging 65.9 points per game. With the team unable to score a lot of points, they will have a hard time scoring against the Racers, who are holding opponents to 64.4 points per game and have also played well offensively, averaging 73 points per game. The Racers also do a good job moving the ball around to find the open man and are averaging 14.3 assists per game while the Bears average 10.6 assists per game, making them the best bet.

Prediction: Murray State Racers

Full-Game Total Pick

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With two very good defensive teams going at it, donโ€™t expect to see a high-scoring game on Tuesday night. Missouri State is holding opponents to 65 points per game and should be able to hold the Racers under their season average of 73 points per game. The Racers are holding opponents to 64.4 points per game and should have any trouble keeping the Bears under their season average of 65 points per game, making the under the best bet. The under is 4-1 in Murray Stateโ€™s last five December games and 6-2 in Missouri Stateโ€™s last eight games.

Prediction: Under

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The Racers will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Bears in the first half of their last three games, averaging 32.7 points per game while the Bears average 31 points per game.

Prediction: Murray State Racers

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The Bears and Racers are averaging 63.7 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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