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Evansville Purple Aces vs Bradley Braves Betting Matchup Report

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Jan 18, 8:05 PM | Ford Center

Bradley Braves vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds

6-13TEAM RECORD8-9

The Purple Aces will try to cover the spread at Ford Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Bradley Braves in college basketball action.

The Purple Aces sit at 8-9 (8-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Braves are currently 6-13 (8-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Evansville is 10-4 OU, and Bradley is 11-6 OU.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Purple Aces as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Purple Aces - Braves odds would favor the Purple Aces if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Evansville is rated No. 285 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Bradley is at No. 301. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-63 win for the Purple Aces.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Evansville has the nation's No. 91-rated offensive output, at 72.8 PPG. The visiting Braves defense ranks No. 278 allowing on average 72.1 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Bradley owns the country's No. 257-rated mark, allowing 74.1 points per game on the highway. Evansville, on the other hand, rates No. 158 in scoring at home.

Bradley won its last outing, a 78-67 result against Northern Iowa on January 15. They covered in that game as a 10-point underdog. Dyricus Simms-Edwards scored 26 points for Bradley on Sunday, leading the Braves to a 78-67 win over Northern Iowa at Carver Arena.

In their last action, Evansville was an 87-82 winner on the road against Missouri State. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Lewis Jones scored 24 points leading the Purple Aces to an 87-82 victory over Missouri State at JQH Arena on Sunday.

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Missouri State are 7-3
After playing Northern Iowa are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Braves at Purple Aces trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bradley's last 6 games on the road
Bradley is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Bradley is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Bradley is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Evansville
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Evansville's last 9 games
Evansville is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Bradley
Evansville is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Evansville is 11-4-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing at home against Bradley

Next up:
Bradley home to Missouri State, Saturday, January 21
Evansville home to Illinois State, Saturday, January 21

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