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March 2, 5:00 PM | Ford Center

Indiana State Sycamores vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds

17-12TEAM RECORD17-13

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Indiana State when they take on the Evansville Purple Aces on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Purple Aces are 17-13 so far on the season, and 16-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Sycamores, meanwhile, are 17-12 and 13-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Evansville go 12-10-1 and the Sycamores go 13-12 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Purple Aces in this one found them listed as 4-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Sycamores was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 178-rated Purple Aces and the No. 92-ranked Sycamores, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-68 result in favor of the Purple Aces.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Evansville's No. 251-rated squad against Indiana State's No. 201-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Evansville rates No. 193 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 202 nationally with 5.9 per match.

Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 110-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana State was a 67-56 loser at home against Drake. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Sycamores got 13 points from Jake Odum, but it was Drake that prevailed in a 67-56 final on Wednesday at Hulman Center.

Evansville was a 59-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wichita State. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Colt Ryan went off for 29 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Evansville over Wichita State, 59-56, on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Drake are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Wichita State are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Sycamores at Purple Aces trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Evansville
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana State's last 8 games on the road
Indiana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Evansville is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana State

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