Wichita State favored by 3 against Evansville on Sunday
Wichita State Shockers vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Wichita State when they take on the Evansville Purple Aces on Sunday in college hoops betting action.
Supporters of the Shockers have watched them go 15-1 and 8-5 ATS on the year, while the Purple Aces are at 10-6 and 8-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Purple Aces are 7-2, while the Shockers have a 7-5 mark.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Shockers were listed as 3-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 24-rated Wichita State taking on the No. 164-rated Purple Aces in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-72 win for the Shockers on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Evansville has the nation's No. 135-rated offensive output, at 69.6 PPG. The visiting Shockers defense ranks No. 40 allowing on average 59.1 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 45% so far, less than the Shockers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wichita State owns the country's No. 53-rated mark, allowing 63 points per game on the highway. Evansville, on the other hand, rates No. 141 in scoring at home.
Wichita State was an 82-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Illinois. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Cleanthony Early poured in a team-high 39 points for Wichita State on Wednesday, as they defeated Southern Illinois 82-76 at Charles Koch Arena.
Evansville was a 62-59 winner in its last match on the road against Northern Iowa. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Purple Aces got 21 points from Colt Ryan as Evansville ran past Northern Iowa 62-59 on Wednesday at McLeod Center.
Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Illinois State are 9-1
After playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Drake are 4-6
After playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Shockers at Purple Aces trends to consider:
Wichita State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wichita State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Wichita State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Wichita State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Evansville is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Evansville's last 7 games when playing at home against Wichita State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games when playing Wichita State
Evansville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Wichita State home to Illinois State, Wednesday, January 16
Evansville at Drake, Wednesday, January 16