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College Basketball Betting - Evansville Purple Aces Illinois State Redbirds Odds

Illinois State Redbirds will go to the free throw line vs Evansville Purple Aces on Thursday, hoping to boost its 14-11 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Evansville Purple Aces as -10.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Evansville Purple Aces Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Evansville Purple Aces sit at 19-6 (10-9-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Illinois State Redbirds are currently 14-11 (11-12 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Evansville is 10-10 OU, and Illinois State is 11-12 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Evansville Purple Aces at No. 161 and the Illinois State Redbirds at No. 95 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Evansville's No. 84-ranked scoring average of 76.88 PPG, against a Illinois State Redbirds defense rated No. 61 and allowing 67.2 PPG. The Evansville Purple Aces FG% has averaged 50.8% to date this season, more than the Illinois State Redbirds shooters have managed so far (40.9% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Redbirds grabbed a 58-53 win over the Shockers on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Paris Lee at Redbird Arena.

The Purple Aces got 19 points from Jaylon Brown as Evansville ran past Missouri State 83-64 on Saturday at Ford Center.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Illinois State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games
  • Illinois State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Evansville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Evansville is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Evansville's last 6 games
  • Evansville is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State home to Bradley, Sunday, February 14th
Evansville at Loyola of Chicago, Sunday, February 14th

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