Evansville Purple Aces take on Braves in NCAA basketball test
Evansville Purple Aces vs Bradley Braves Odds
Bradley will look to improve on its 13-10 record on Tuesday when they host Evansville in NCAA basketball odds action at Carver Arena.
Bradley will face the 13-10 Purple Aces, who own a 12-7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Braves are 8-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Purple Aces are 9-6-1 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 245-ranked Braves and the No. 186-rated Purple Aces in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-67 win for the Purple Aces on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Bradley's No. 274-rated squad against Evansville's No. 261-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Bradley rates No. 292 in the country with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 244 nationally with 5.4 per match.
Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.
Evansville was a 62-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Missouri State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Evansville suffered a 62-61 loss against Missouri State on Saturday, getting 24 points from Colt Ryan in a losing effort at JQH Arena.
Bradley lost its last outing, a 75-58 result against Creighton on February 2. They covered in that game as a 17.5-point underdog. The Braves endured a 75-58 loss at the hands of the Bluejays on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Dyricus Simms-Edwards at CenturyLink Center.
Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Drake are 5-5
After playing Missouri State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After playing Creighton are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Purple Aces at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Evansville's last 7 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Evansville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Evansville is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Evansville is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Bradley is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Evansville
Bradley is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Bradley's last 7 games when playing at home against Evansville
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games at home
Evansville home to Drake, Sunday, February 10
Bradley home to Northern Iowa, Sunday, February 10