Murray State vs. San Francisco NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Picks and Predictions

by | Mar 17, 2022

Murray State vs. San Francisco Betting Picks & Predictions

An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 10th-seeded San Francisco Dons (24-9) hit the court as 1.5-point underdogs against the No. 7 seed Murray State Racers (30-2) on Thursday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The contest begins at 9:40 PM on CBS. Here’s what you need to know when filling out your brackets for this 7-10 matchup.

Murray State vs. San Francisco Betting Line

Murray State vs San Francisco Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Murray State -1.5 137.5 -106 -115 -137 116

Murray State vs. San Francisco Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Computer Predictions for Murray State vs. San Francisco

Computer picks for Racers vs Dons
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
San Francisco (+1.5) Over (137.5) San Francisco 71 Murray State 70

Murray State vs. San Francisco Betting Trends

  • In Murray State’s 32 games this year, it has 16 wins against the spread.
  • This season, the Racers have an against the spread record of 14-11-1 in their 26 games as a favorite of 1.5 points or more.
  • Murray State’s games this year have hit the over 12 times in 30 opportunities (40%).
  • Murray State Leaders

  • The Racers points and rebounds leader is K.J. Williams. He contributes 18.2 points per game and pulls down 8.6 rebounds.
  • The team is led in assists by Justice Hill’s five per game.
  • Tevin Brown is the top three-point shooter for the Racers, hitting 3.1 per game.
  • Williams grabs 1.5 steals and 0.6 blocks per game, both team-high averages.
  • Murray State Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 47.9 19
    Opp. Field Goal % 41 47
    Rebounds Per Game 36.3 16
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 27.9 27
    Turnovers Per Game 10.8 290
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 13.6 292

    San Francisco vs. Murray State Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, San Francisco is 15-18-0 this year.
  • The Dons’ ATS record as 1.5-point underdogs or more is 4-3.
  • There have been 16 San Francisco games (out of 33) that went over the total this season.
  • San Francisco Leaders

  • Jamaree Bouyea’s strong performances this season give him the top spot on the Dons scoring and assists leaderboards with 16.7 points per game and 4 assists per game.
  • When it comes to rebounds, Yauhen Massalski is the San Francisco leader with 9.4 per game.
  • Khalil Shabazz makes more threes per game than any other member of the Dons, averaging 2.4 treys per game.
  • Bouyea tops San Francisco in steals with 1.8 per game, and Massalski leads the squad in blocks with 2.2 per game.
  • San Francisco Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 45.7 81
    Opp. Field Goal % 42.4 132
    Rebounds Per Game 34.9 41
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 30 95
    Turnovers Per Game 12.1 161
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 12.4 198

    Betting Tips for Murray State vs. San Francisco

    We have the San Francisco (+1.5) listed as our best bet in this contest. Our computer model has the scoring going over the total of 137.5 points, with the teams finishing with a final score of San Francisco 71, Murray State 70 when it’s sorted out on the court.

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