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Evansville Purple Aces home to Bears in NCAAB betting action

Missouri State BearsEvansville Purple Aces
Feb 25, 2:05 PM | Ford Center

Missouri State Bears vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds

16-14TEAM RECORD14-14

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Evansville Purple Aces try to run the Bears off the court at Ford Center in college hoops action.

Evansville battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 16-14 mark (11-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 16-9 for the Purple Aces and 14-12 for the Bears.

View Missouri State vs Evansville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 88-rated Missouri State taking on the No. 275-rated Purple Aces in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-70 win for the Bears on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Evansville's No. 62-ranked scoring average of 73.1 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 61 and allowing 62.3 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 46.1% to date this season, more than the Bears shooters have managed so far (43.7% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Missouri State owns the country's No. 21-rated mark, allowing 61.5 points per game on the highway. Evansville, on the other hand, rates No. 123 in scoring at home.

Missouri State was a 59-46 loser in their most recent outing at home against Indiana State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Missouri State got 14 points from Anthony Downing but lost anyway, 59-46, to Indiana State on Wednesday at JQH Arena.

Evansville lost its last outing, a 93-92 result against Creighton on February 21. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Colt Ryan was dynamite, scoring 43 points and adding 6 rebounds but Creighton still won, 93-92, over Evansville on Tuesday at Qwest Center.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Indiana State are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Creighton are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

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

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