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Evansville Purple Aces Favored by -4.5 Point Spread Against the Illinois State Redbirds on Friday

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Illinois State Redbirds try to run the Evansville Purple Aces off the court at Redbird Arena in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Illinois State Redbirds in this one found them listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Purple Aces was expected to move the line.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Evansville Purple Aces will look to cover the spread vs the Illinois State Redbirds on Friday, as the Purple Aces are 7-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Redbirds are 7-9 ATS. Evansville is 5-8 against the total, while Illinois State is 7-9 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Illinois State Redbirds rated this week at No. 136 and the Evansville Purple Aces sitting at No. 65.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Evansville Purple Aces rank No. 148 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.89 per game. That compares with Illinois State’s No. 203 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois State is college basketball's No. 141-ranked team at 6.83 per game, while the Evansville Purple Aces rate No. 250 with 4.67 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Evansville got 21 points and 21 rebounds from Egidijus Mockevicius en route to a 84-65 victory over Drake on Tuesday at Ford Center.

The Redbirds endured a 81-78 loss at the hands of the Salukis on Tuesday, despite a 25-point effort from MiKyle McIntosh at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Evansville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Evansville is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games
  • Evansville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Evansville home to Loyola of Chicago, Tuesday, January 19th
Illinois State at Bradley, Wednesday, January 20th

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