Who's Playing

Murray State @ Eastern Illinois

Current Records: Murray State 14-2; Eastern Illinois 2-13

What to Know

The Murray State Racers lost both of their matches to the Eastern Illinois Panthers last season on scores of 68-74 and 59-68, so they're hoping to turn the tables this season. MSU will hit the road for the second straight game as they head to Lantz Arena at 4:30 p.m. ET Monday. Coming off of a win even when the odds were against them, they have to be feeling especially confident now that the spread is in their favor.

The Racers made easy work of the Belmont Bruins this past Saturday and carried off an 82-60 win.

Meanwhile, EIU lost to the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars at home by a decisive 66-53 margin.

This next contest looks promising for MSU, who are favored by a full 21.5 points. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (7-3), so they might be worth a quick bet.

MSU is now 14-2 while EIU sits at 2-13. The Racers are 11-2 after wins this season, and the Panthers are 2-10 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Lantz Arena -- Charleston, Illinois
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Racers are a big 21.5-point favorite against the Panthers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Racers as a 20.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -108

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Series History

Murray State have won eight out of their last 13 games against Eastern Illinois.

  • Feb 18, 2021 - Eastern Illinois 68 vs. Murray State 59
  • Jan 07, 2021 - Eastern Illinois 74 vs. Murray State 68
  • Feb 20, 2020 - Eastern Illinois 63 vs. Murray State 60
  • Jan 30, 2020 - Murray State 73 vs. Eastern Illinois 70
  • Feb 07, 2019 - Murray State 86 vs. Eastern Illinois 75
  • Jan 17, 2019 - Murray State 83 vs. Eastern Illinois 61
  • Feb 22, 2018 - Murray State 76 vs. Eastern Illinois 66
  • Dec 28, 2017 - Murray State 80 vs. Eastern Illinois 52
  • Feb 18, 2017 - Eastern Illinois 82 vs. Murray State 65
  • Jan 12, 2017 - Murray State 83 vs. Eastern Illinois 72
  • Mar 02, 2016 - Murray State 78 vs. Eastern Illinois 62
  • Feb 25, 2016 - Eastern Illinois 85 vs. Murray State 74
  • Jan 21, 2016 - Murray State 68 vs. Eastern Illinois 58