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Evansville Purple Aces take on Shockers in college basketball test

Evansville Purple AcesWichita State Shockers
Jan 25, 8:00 PM | Charles Koch Arena

Evansville Purple Aces vs Wichita State Shockers Odds

10-9TEAM RECORD17-3

The Wichita State Shockers will hit the floor running against the visiting Evansville Purple Aces Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Wichita State will face the 10-9 Purple Aces, who own a 10-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Shockers are 9-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Purple Aces are 12-4 favoring the OVER.

View Evansville vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Shockers as 15-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Shockers and the No. 284-rated Purple Aces in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 88-73 win for the Shockers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wichita State's No. 31 nationally ranked offense (77.4 points per game) against a Purple Aces defense that sits as the No. 285 at 72.3 PPG. The Shockers have been averaging 47.8% from the field, more than the Purple Aces have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 319-rated defense on the road, allowing 79 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 42 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Evansville, they were a 79-71 winner as they battled Illinois State at home. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. Evansville earned a 79-71 victory over Illinois State on Saturday, getting 20 points from Colt Ryan at Ford Center.

Last time out for Wichita State, they were an 85-42 winner as they battled Southern Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 17.5-point favorite. Wichita State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Southern Illinois out of the gym and running up an 85-42 score at Charles Koch Arena.

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana State are 3-7
After playing Illinois State are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Drake are 6-4
After playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Purple Aces at Shockers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Evansville's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 6 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Evansville is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Evansville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Evansville
Wichita State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Wichita State is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Evansville

Next up:
Evansville home to Indiana State, Sunday, January 29
Wichita State at Drake, Saturday, January 28

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