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Saint Peter’s vs. Murray State prediction, odds: 2022 NCAA Tournament picks, March Madness bets from top model

The No. 7 seed Murray State Racers know what it’s like to be the darlings of March Madness, but on Saturday they’ll take on the Cinderella of the 2022 NCAA Tournament when they play the No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s Peacocks. Saint Peter’s is coming off a thrilling overtime win against No. 2 seed Kentucky on Thursday, and will now look to end the nation’s longest winning streak. Murray State has won 21 games in a row, while Saint Peter’s has an eight-game winning streak of its own entering Saturday.

This East Region matchup is set for 7:45 p.m. ET and it will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The latest Murray State vs. Saint Peter’s odds from Caesars Sportsbook lists the Racers as 8.5-point favorites, while the over-under for total points is 130. Before making any Saint Peter’s vs. Murray State picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $1,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Murray State vs. Saint Peter’s and revealed its coveted picks and predictions for the NCAA Tournament 2022. You can head to SportsLine to see all of the model’s college basketball picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Saint Peter’s vs. Murray State:

  • Murray State vs. Saint Peter’s spread: Murray State -8.5
  • Murray State vs. Saint Peter’s over-under: 130 points
  • Murray State vs. Saint Peter’s money line: Murray State -350, Saint Peter’s +310
  • Saint Peter’s: The Peacocks have covered the spread in eight consecutive games
  • Murray State: The Racers have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five
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Why Murray State can cover

The Racers tied a school record with 31 wins on Thursday against San Francisco and have an opportunity to make school history with its first ever Sweet 16 appearance this weekend. Murray State’s only two losses this season came on a neutral floor against ETSU and at Auburn, who is the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region. And since that Auburn loss on Dec. 22, the program has gone unbeaten and won by an average of 15.9 points per game during the 21-game winning streak.

OVC Player of the Year KJ Williams was tied for the team lead with 18 points in the win over the Dons and also chipped in seven rebounds. Justice Hill had 15 points and nine assists while Tevin Brown had 17 points and eight rebounds. The trio combined to average 48.3 points, 16.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game during the season.

Why Saint Peter’s can cover

The Peacocks are coming off an incredibly impressive performance against Kentucky on Thursday. Daryl Banks III had 27 points to lead the team, and Doug Edert came off the bench to score 20 points on just seven shot attempts. Saint Peter’s shot 50.9 percent from the floor in the win and 52.9 percent from the 3-point line.

However, it’s been the work it has done on the defensive end that has turned the season around. During their current eight-game winning streak, the Peacocks have held opponents to just 32.7 percent shooting from the floor. Saint Peter’s ranks 31st in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency (94.4), eighth in field-goal percentage allowed (38.5) and 21st in scoring defense (62.3).

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How to make Saint Peter’s vs. Murray State picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 135 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Murray State vs. Saint Peter’s? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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