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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Evansville Purple Aces in Battle with Missouri State Bears

Evansville looks to cover the Purple Aces-Bears pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 18-6 mark when they host Missouri State in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Missouri State Bears before tip-off in this one found them as 13-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Missouri State Bears vs Evansville Purple Aces Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Missouri State Bears will look to cover the spread vs the Evansville Purple Aces on Saturday, as the Bears are 10-11-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Purple Aces are 9-9-1 ATS. Missouri State is 13-9 against the total, while Evansville is 9-10 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Evansville Purple Aces rated this week at No. 140 and the Missouri State Bears sitting at No. 204.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Evansville has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 76.62 PPG. The visiting Missouri State Bears defense ranks No. 136 allowing on average 71 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 51.07% so far, more than the Evansville Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.69% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears got 21 points from Chris Kendrix as Missouri State ran past Bradley 77-71 on Tuesday at JQH Arena.

The Purple Aces got 14 points from Egidijus Mockevicius, but it was Northern Iowa that prevailed in a 57-54 final on Wednesday at McLeod Center.

Betting Trends
  • Missouri State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 5 games
  • Missouri State is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Missouri State's last 7 games on the road
  • Evansville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Evansville is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games
  • Evansville is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Missouri State at Northern Iowa, Wednesday, February 10th
Evansville at Illinois State, Thursday, February 11th

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