Indiana State Sycamores host Evansville Purple Aces in college basketball action
Evansville Purple Aces vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Indiana State vs Evansville battle Saturday at Hulman Center as the Sycamores look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Indiana State will face the 11-7 Purple Aces, who own a 9-5-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Sycamores are 9-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Purple Aces are 9-2 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to side with Indiana State in this one found them as 3-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Sycamores sit at No. 65 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Purple Aces sit at No. 171 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Purple Aces will win this game 72-69.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Indiana State's No. 186-rated squad against Evansville's No. 291-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Indiana State rates No. 231 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 206 nationally with 5.9 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Evansville owns the country's No. 180-rated mark, allowing 70.1 points per game on the highway. Indiana State, on the other hand, rates No. 158 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Evansville was an 83-69 loser on the road against Drake. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Purple Aces wasted a 25-point performance from Colt Ryan in losing to Drake 83-69 on Wednesday at Knapp Center.
Indiana State won its last outing, a 68-60 result against Missouri State on January 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite. The Sycamores got 10 points from Justin Gant as Indiana State ran past Missouri State 68-60 on Wednesday at Hulman Center.
Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Bradley are 3-7
After playing Drake are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Illinois State are 4-6
After playing Missouri State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Purple Aces at Sycamores trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Evansville's last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Evansville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Evansville is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Indiana State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana State's last 11 games when playing Evansville
Indiana State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Evansville home to Bradley, Wednesday, January 23
Indiana State at Illinois State, Wednesday, January 23