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College Basketball Matchup - Missouri State Bears Evansville Purple Aces Odds Preview

Evansville Purple AcesMissouri State Bears
Feb 2, 3:05 PM | JQH Arena

Evansville Purple Aces vs Missouri State Bears Odds

13-9TEAM RECORD6-16

The Missouri State Bears will hit the floor running against the visiting Evansville Purple Aces Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Bears are 6-16 so far on the season, and 10-7 ATS vs. the number. The Purple Aces, meanwhile, are 13-9 and 12-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Missouri State go 8-6 and the Purple Aces go 9-6 on the totals.

View Evansville vs Missouri State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Missouri State Bears as 3-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bears rated this week at No. 237 and the Purple Aces sitting at No. 200. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 68-61 result in favor of the Purple Aces.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Missouri State's No. 309-ranked scoring average of 61 PPG, against a Purple Aces defense rated No. 129 and allowing 64.5 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 41.2% to date this season, less than the Purple Aces shooters have managed so far (43.8% per game).

Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 187-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Missouri State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 310 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Evansville, they were a 54-51 winner as they battled Northern Iowa at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Purple Aces got 23 points from Colt Ryan as Evansville ran past Northern Iowa 54-51 on Tuesday at Ford Center.

In their last action, Missouri State was a 91-77 loser on the road against Creighton. They covered the 19-point spread as underdogs. Missouri State got 19 points from Drew Wilson but lost anyway, 91-77, to Creighton on Wednesday at CenturyLink Center.

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Bradley are 3-7
After playing Northern Iowa are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Iowa are 7-3
After playing Creighton are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Purple Aces at Bears trends to consider:
Evansville is 3-4-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Evansville is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Evansville is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Missouri State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Evansville
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 5 games when playing Evansville
Missouri State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Evansville at Bradley, Tuesday, February 5
Missouri State at Northern Iowa, Tuesday, February 5