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Evansville Purple Aces home to Drake Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball betting action

Drake BulldogsEvansville Purple Aces
14-14February 25, 2014, 08:05 | Ford Center11-18



Evansville will look to improve on its 11-18 record on Tuesday when they host Drake in NCAA basketball odds action at Ford Center.

The Purple Aces currently sports a 11-18 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-12-1 ATS. The Bulldogs are 14-14 and 13-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Purple Aces produce a 12-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 13-11 against the number.

View Drake Bulldogs vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Purple Aces installed as -1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Purple Aces rated this week at No. 313 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 272.

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Last time out for Evansville, they were a 61-56 loser as they battled Southern Illinois at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Evansville suffered a 61-56 loss against Southern Illinois on Saturday, getting 19 points from Egidijus Mockevicius in a losing effort at Ford Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 207 in NCAA hoops at 33.11 per game. Contrast that with Evansville’s No. 230 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Evansville is the No. 245-ranked team in the country at 4.41 per game, while Drake rates No. 33 at 7.79 per game.

Next up:
Drake home to Bradley, Saturday, March 1st
Evansville at Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, March 1st

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