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Missouri State Bears Home to Evansville Purple Aces in NCAA Basketball Betting

Evansville Purple Aces

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Missouri State Bears
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 8:05 PM ET
JQH Arena

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Evansville Purple Aces vs Missouri State Bears battle Wednesday at JQH Arena as the Bears look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Missouri State Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Missouri State sat as 2-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Evansville Purple Aces vs Missouri State Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Missouri State Bears currently sport a 8-8 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-10 ATS. The Evansville Purple Aces are 12-4 and 9-3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Missouri State Bears produce a 0-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Evansville Purple Aces have gone 2-3 against the totals betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 101 (Missouri State) and the No. 120 (Evansville) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Evansville Purple Aces vs Missouri State Bears Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Evansville is ranked No. 162 in NCAA basketball at 34.31 per game. Contrast that with Missouri State's No. 190 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Missouri State is the No. 119-ranked team in the country at 6.44 per game, while Evansville rates No. 240 at 4.44 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Aces got 22 points from D.J. Balentine as Evansville ran past Bradley 66-56 on Saturday at Carver Arena.

Tyler McCullough scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 69-55 to Illinois State at JQH Arena on Sunday).

Evansville Purple Aces vs Missouri State Bears Betting Odds Trends

Evansville is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Evansville is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Evansville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Evansville is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Missouri State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Missouri State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Missouri State is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Evansville
Missouri State is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Evansville

Next Betting Matchups

Evansville home to Wichita State, Saturday, January 17th
Missouri State at Northern Iowa, Sunday, January 18th

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