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Evansville Purple Aces home to Missouri State Bears in NCAA Basketball betting action

Missouri State BearsEvansville Purple Aces
Jan 2, 8:05 PM | Ford Center

Missouri State Bears vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds

3-10TEAM RECORD7-6

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Ford Center Wednesday as host Evansville looks to handle the Missouri State Bears in NCAA hoops action.

The Purple Aces bring a 7-6 record (6-3-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-10 Bears, who are 2-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Evansville go 6-0 so far and the Bears go 3-2.

View Missouri State vs Evansville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Evansville opened as 15-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 179 (Purple Aces) and the No. 262 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-59 result in favor of the Purple Aces has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Evansville's No. 282-rated squad against Missouri State's No. 320-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Evansville rates No. 196 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 255 nationally with 5.3 per match.

Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 79-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 161 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Missouri State, they were a 70-59 winner as they battled Southern Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Anthony Downing scored 16 points leading the Bears to a 70-59 victory over Southern Illinois at JQH Arena on Sunday.

Last time out for Evansville, they were an 87-70 loser as they battled Creighton on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. Evansville got 25 points from Colt Ryan on the way to an 87-70 loss against Creighton on Saturday at CenturyLink Center.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Drake are 7-3
After playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Southern Illinois are 8-2
After playing Creighton are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bears at Purple Aces trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Missouri State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Missouri State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Missouri State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Missouri State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Evansville's last 5 games when playing at home against Missouri State
Evansville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Evansville is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Missouri State
Evansville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Missouri State

Next up:
Missouri State at Drake, Saturday, January 5
Evansville home to Southern Illinois, Saturday, January 5