Illinois State Redbirds vs Purple Aces College Hoops Game Preview

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Feb 20, 8:05 PM | Ford Center

Illinois State Redbirds vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD14-13

The Evansville Purple Aces will be trying to slam the Illinois State Redbirds on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Ford Center in college betting action.

The Purple Aces are 14-13 so far on the season, and 13-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Redbirds, meanwhile, are 16-11 and 12-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Evansville go 11-8-1 and the Redbirds go 9-13 on the totals.

View Illinois State vs Evansville Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 110-rated Illinois State taking on the No. 203-rated Purple Aces in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-72 win for the Redbirds on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Evansville's No. 158-ranked offense, averaging 68 PPG, against a Redbirds defense that ranks No. 225 at 68.3 PPG. The Purple Aces field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, less than the Redbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 266-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.5 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 150 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois State was a 68-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Illinois State suffered a 68-67 loss against Wichita State on Sunday, getting 17 points from Tyler Brown in a losing effort at Redbird Arena.

Evansville was a 71-68 loser in its last match at home against Creighton. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Evansville suffered a 71-68 loss against Creighton on Saturday, getting 18 points from Ned Cox in a losing effort at Ford Center.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Utah State are 0-2
After playing Wichita State are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Creighton are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Redbirds at Purple Aces trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Evansville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois State's last 6 games on the road
Illinois State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Illinois State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Evansville is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois State
Evansville is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Illinois State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Evansville's last 9 games

Next up:
Illinois State at Utah State, Saturday, February 23
Evansville at Wright State, Saturday, February 23

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