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Purple Aces face Bradley Braves: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Evansville Purple AcesBradley Braves
Feb 1, 8:00 PM | Carver Arena

Evansville Purple Aces vs Bradley Braves Odds

10-11TEAM RECORD6-17

The Bradley Braves will hit the floor running against the visiting Evansville Purple Aces Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Bradley will face the 10-11 Purple Aces, who own a 11-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Braves are 12-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Purple Aces are 14-4 favoring the OVER.

View Evansville vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Evansville before tip-off in this one will find them as 3-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 318 (Braves) and the No. 289 (Purple Aces) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-63 result in favor of the Purple Aces has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Purple Aces is ranked No. 334 in NCAA hoops at 29.3 per game. Contrast that with Bradley’s No. 250 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bradley is the No. 314-ranked team in the country at 4.6 per game, while Evansville rates No. 208 at 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 325-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.9 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 292 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Evansville, they were a 90-81 loser as they battled Indiana State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Evansville suffered a 90-81 loss against Indiana State on Sunday, getting 23 points from Colt Ryan in a losing effort at Ford Center.

Bradley lost its last outing, a 73-59 result against Creighton on January 28. They covered in that game as a 19-point underdog. Dyricus Simms-Edwards scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Braves to a win (they lost 73-59 to Creighton at Qwest Center on Saturday).

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Southern Illinois are 7-3
After playing Indiana State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois State are 7-3
After playing Creighton are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Purple Aces at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Evansville's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Evansville's last 6 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Evansville is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Evansville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Bradley is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Evansville
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bradley's last 6 games when playing at home against Evansville
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games when playing Evansville

Next up:
Evansville at Southern Illinois, Saturday, February 4
Bradley at Illinois State, Saturday, February 4

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