Murray State vs St. Peter’s: 2022 NCAA Tournament East Region Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: Belmont at Murray State
Feb 24, 2022; Murray, Kentucky, USA; Murray State Racers forward KJ Williams (0) waves to the crowd after a block shot against the Belmont Bruins during first half at CFSB Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament Second Round: No. 7 Murray State Racers vs. No. 15 St. Peter’s Peacocks

How to Watch:

  • Date: Saturday, March 19
  • Time: 7:45 p.m. ET
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
  • TV: CBS
  • Live Stream:

Tale of the Tape:

No. 7 MUR STAT No.15  SPU
Ohio Valley Conference MAAC
31-2 Record 20-11
79.3 (19th) Points Per Game 66.9 (332nd)
62.3 Points Allowed Per Game 61.8
0.6032 (21st) RPI 0.5471 (85th)
235th Strength of Schedule 212th
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Murray State leaders:

Feb 24, 2022; Murray, Kentucky, USA; Racers forward KJ Williams (0) and Belmont Bruins center Nick Muszynski (33) during first half at CFSB Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports
  • KJ Williams, F, JR: 18.2 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.5 SPG, 54.2% FG
  • Tevin Brown, G, JR: 16.9 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.0 APG, 38.9% 3PT

St. Peter’s:

Mar 12, 2022; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Peacocks forward KC Ndefo (11) drives to the basket against Monmouth Hawks forward Jarvis Vaughan (10) during the first half at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Salus-USA TODAY Sports
  • Daryl Banks III, G, JR: 11.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.1 SPG
  • KC Ndefo, F, SR: 10.6 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 2.2 APG, 2.7 BPG

Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • MUR Moneyline:
  • SPU Moneyline:
  • Spread: MUR -8.5
  • Over/Under: 129
  • ATS Record: MUR 17-18-1, SPU 20-9-1
  • Over/Under Record: MUR 13-17, SPU 12-18

Odds courtesy of Draftkings. For the latest odds, click here.


The Pick:

  • This is the Racers’ third trip to the NCAA tournament in the last five years which gives them a clear advantage in terms of experience. They will want to use that to slow the game down, ranking 246th in adjusted tempo, which suits their physical defense (40th in efficiency) and fundamentally-sound offense (35th). The Peacocks also play slow, coming in 242nd in tempo, which is why the over/under is set so low.
  • The Racers will also benefit from taking care of the ball well, averaging only 11.4 turnovers per game, and shooting 35.3% (T-92nd) from downtown.
  • St. Peter’s hasn’t been a great three-point team this season, but they did shoot 52.9% from deep and 50.9% overall in their round one upset of Kentucky. However, they also turned the ball over 15 times, which they likely can’t do and win against this Racers defense.

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