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Missouri Valley Tournament - Illinois State Redbirds vs Evansville Purple Aces Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Evansville Purple Aces

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Illinois State Redbirds
Friday, March 06, 2015 3:30 PM ET
Scottrade Center

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 Scottrade Center in college hoops action.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Illinois State Redbirds Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Illinois State Redbirds were listed as -3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois State Redbirds battles the Evansville Purple Aces, currently sitting with a 19-11 mark (14-12-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 13-10 for the Illinois State Redbirds and 9-10 for the Evansville Purple Aces.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 32 (Illinois State) and the No. 261 (Evansville) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Evansville Purple Aces vs Illinois State Redbirds Stats Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Evansville Purple Aces rank No. 208 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 32.07 per game. That compares with Illinois State’s No. 67 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois State is college basketball's No. 159-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Evansville Purple Aces rate No. 252 with 3.97 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Aces got 22 points from D.J. Balentine, but it was Illinois State that prevailed in a 69-67 final on Saturday at Ford Center.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Illinois State Redbirds Betting Odds Trends

Evansville is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Evansville is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 6 games
Evansville is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Illinois State
Illinois State is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games
Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois State's last 7 games
Illinois State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Evansville

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