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Illinois State RedbirdsEvansville Purple Aces
Feb 26, 3:05 PM | Roberts Stadium

Illinois State Redbirds vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds

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A key college battle sees the visiting Redbirds travelling to Evansville Saturday to take on the Purple Aces on Saturday.

Supporters of the Redbirds have watched them go 12-17 and 7-16-1 ATS on the year, while the Purple Aces are at 14-14 and 8-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Purple Aces are 9-9-1, while the Redbirds have a 11-13 mark.

View Illinois State vs Evansville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Purple Aces are listed as 6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 245-rated Purple Aces and the No. 258-ranked Redbirds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 63-62 result in favor of the Purple Aces.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Evansville has the nation's No. 251-rated offensive output, at 66.2 PPG. The visiting Redbirds defense ranks No. 60 allowing on average 63.7 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Redbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.2% per game.

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 141-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois State was a 51-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bradley. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as favorites. Jackie Carmichael scored 19 points leading the Redbirds to a 51-50 victory over Bradley at Redbird Arena on Tuesday.

Evansville was an 87-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Drake. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs. The Purple Aces endured an 87-69 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Wednesday, despite a 24-point effort from Colt Ryan at Knapp Center.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Bradley are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Drake are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Redbirds at Purple Aces trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Illinois State's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Illinois State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Illinois State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Evansville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Evansville's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Evansville's last 7 games when playing at home against Illinois State

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