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Evansville Purple Aces take on Bears in NCAA Basketball Betting

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Evansville when they take on the Missouri State Bears on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Evansville Purple Aces in this one, their betting line was listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Missouri State Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Evansville Purple Aces have watched them go 12-2 and 3-5-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Missouri State Bears are at 4-9 and 5-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Missouri State Bears are 8-4, while the Evansville Purple Aces have a 4-5 mark.

The Bears - Purple Aces odds would favor the Purple Aces if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Missouri State is rated No. 279 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Evansville is at No. 111.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Missouri State's No. 212-ranked scoring average of 68.15 PPG, against a Evansville Purple Aces defense rated No. 116 and allowing 68.86 PPG. The Missouri State Bears FG% has averaged 41.35% to date this season, less than the Evansville Purple Aces shooters have managed so far (52.28% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Egidijus Mockevicius scored 22 points and added 22 rebounds for a double-double, leading Evansville over Indiana State, 70-62, on Wednesday at Ford Center.

The Bears endured a 74-61 loss at the hands of the Redbirds on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Dequon Miller at Redbird Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Evansville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Evansville is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Evansville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Evansville's last 9 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Missouri State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 6 games
  • Missouri State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Evansville at Wichita State, Wednesday, January 6th
Missouri State at Northern Iowa, Wednesday, January 6th

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