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Evansville Purple Aces vs Drake Bulldogs College Basketball Betting Preview

Evansville Purple Aces

vs

Drake Bulldogs
Saturday, January 31, 2015 3:00 PM ET
Knapp Center

The Drake Bulldogs will hit the floor running against the away Evansville Purple Aces Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Drake Bulldogs Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Drake Bulldogs betting line opened as 6-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at BetOnline.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Drake Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Evansville Purple Aces have watched them go 16-5 and 12-5-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Drake Bulldogs are at 5-16 and 6-12-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Drake Bulldogs are 3-7, while the Evansville Purple Aces have a 4-6 mark.

The Drake Bulldogs sit at No. 321 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Evansville Purple Aces sit at No. 166 on the same chart.

How Evansville Purple Aces vs Drake Bulldogs Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Evansville is ranked No. 182 in NCAA basketball at 33.33 per game. Contrast that with Drake's No. 254 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Drake is the No. 173-ranked team in the country at 5.71 per game, while Evansville rates No. 238 at 4.48 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

D.J. Balentine scored 18 points leading the Purple Aces to a 89-78 victory over Indiana State at Ford Center on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs grabbed a 69-57 win over the Braves on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from Gary Ricks Jr. at Carver Arena.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Drake Bulldogs Betting Odds Trends

Evansville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Evansville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 6 games
Evansville is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Drake is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Drake is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Drake's last 7 games
Drake is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Evansville at Illinois State, Tuesday, February 3rd
Drake at Southern Illinois, Wednesday, February 4th

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