Evansville Purple Aces vs Drake Bulldogs Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
Drake Bulldogs vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Evansville vs Drake battle Sunday at Ford Center as the Purple Aces look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 10-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Purple Aces are 12-8-1 ATS. Drake is 13-5-2 on the totals; Evansville is 10-6-1.
The Bulldogs were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Purple Aces, most recently No. 186 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 262 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-68 victory for the Purple Aces.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 308 in NCAA hoops at 31.3 per game. Contrast that with Evansville’s No. 257 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Evansville is the No. 243-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Drake rates No. 10 at 8.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Drake owns the country's No. 298-rated mark, allowing 75.3 points per game on the highway. Evansville, on the other hand, rates No. 168 in scoring at home.
Drake was a 94-86 loser in their most recent outing at home against Illinois State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Drake suffered a 94-86 loss against Illinois State on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Richard Carter in a losing effort at Knapp Center.
Evansville was a 76-70 loser in its last match on the road against Bradley. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Colt Ryan went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Bradley handed Evansville a 76-70 defeat at Carver Arena.
Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Wichita State are 3-7
After playing Illinois State are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Southern Illinois are 9-1
After playing Bradley are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Bulldogs at Purple Aces trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games on the road
Drake is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Evansville
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 6 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Drake is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Evansville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 6 games when playing Drake
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 6 games when playing at home against Drake
Drake at Wichita State, Wednesday, February 13
Evansville at Southern Illinois, Wednesday, February 13