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Murray State vs Texas A&M Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 17 (Aggies Remain Unfazed by Racers)

Devon Platana
Murray State vs. Texas A&M prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Murray State vs. Texas A&M prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Sam Craft
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Murray State vs Texas A&M Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Murray State Racers (1-1) vs. No. 24 Texas A&M Aggies (2-0)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Venue: The HTC Center — Conway, SC
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Nov. 17 with another slate of games, including a Myrtle Beach Invitational matchup between the Murray State Racers and No. 24 Texas A&M Aggies.

Murray State picked up its first win of the season Saturday with a 90-53 victory against Lindsey Wilson College. Meanwhile, Texas A&M's undefeated campaign continued with a 77-58 win against Abilene Christian just one day before that.

Can Murray State pull off the huge Myrtle Beach Invitational upset? Or will Texas A&M stay right on track with its third straight win to begin the year?

Murray State vs Texas A&M Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: MUR: (+570) | TA&M: (-850)
Spread: MUR: +12.5 (-110) | TA&M: -12.5 (-110)
Total: 138.5 —Over: (-122) | Under: (+100)

Texas A&M enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 138.5 points, which is average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

Murray State vs Texas A&M Prediction & Pick

There isn't much of a reason to doubt Texas A&M heading into this matchup. The Aggies made a name for themselves last season by having one of the better defenses and that's continued this season, holding opponents to 56.0 PPG (T-No. 26) thus far.

While Murray State did score 90 points in its last game, it came against Lindsey Wilson College — a Mid-South opponent. Texas A&M will pose a much harder test, especially with the Racers losing each of their last eight games against the SEC.

Look for Texas A&M to continue its perfect start with a lopsided victory.

Final Score Prediction: Texas A&M: 87 | Murray State: 72

Murray State vs Texas A&M Betting Trends

- Murray State is 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- Texas A&M is 13-2 straight up in its last 15 games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Murray State's last five games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Texas A&M's last eight games.

Murray State vs Texas A&M Best Bet

Even though being a 12.5-point favorite brings pressure, Texas A&M can handle it. The Aggies are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games, whereas the Races are 0-5 ATS in their last five. With Murray State also dropping eight straight games to the SEC, I see Texas A&M covering the spread without an issue.

Bet: Texas A&M -12.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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