OVC Final Preview: Murray State vs. Belmont Picks & Predictions 3/9/13

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CappersInfo is back with its Murray State Racers vs. Belmont Bruins picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Saturday night tilt.

OVC Tournament Picks: Murray State Racers vs. Belmont Bruins
Date: Saturday, March 9th, 6:00 ET
Location: Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Murray State vs. Belmont Live TV: ESPN2

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Belmont is a team that we think has been treading on some dangerous water over the course of the last few weeks. The team was pushed hard by the Jacksonville State Gamecocks to end the regular season, and now, trouble definitely struck against the Tennessee State Tigers as well. The Tigers really had that semifinal game in hand if not for the fact that they turned the ball over a whopping 21 times and only got to the foul line six times, as opposed to the 30 for the Bruins. Meanwhile, we really like what Murray State is bringing to the table here. This is a team that has a heck of a lot of NCAA Tournament experience, and the win on Friday night over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels was no joke; EKU is a solid team. G Isaiah Canaan is quite possibly the only man in the conference that can stick around with G Ian Clark shot for shot, and he definitely did that when these two teams met back in February. Canaan had 26 points and made 15-of-17 shots from the charity stripe. The defense really kicked it into gear for the Racers in the second half of that game against the Colonels, and we think that they are going to be able to pull off the upset to put the Bruins in bubble trouble for the NCAA Tournament.

Murray State vs. Belmont Pick: Murray State Racers
Murray State vs. Belmont Prediction: Murray State 68 – Belmont 65

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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