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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Wichita State Shockers Over Evansville Purple Aces

Wichita State Shockers

vs

Evansville Purple Aces
Saturday, January 17, 2015 2:00 PM ET
Ford Center

The Evansville Purple Aces host Wichita State on Saturday, looking to build on their 13-4 mark against the 15-2 Shockers in college basketball betting action at Ford Center.

Wichita State Shockers vs Evansville Purple Aces Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Evansville Purple Aces were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Wichita State Shockers vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Evansville Purple Aces bring a 13-4 record (9-4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-2 Shockers, who are 8-8 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Evansville go 2-4 so far and the Wichita State Shockers go 7-6.

The Purple Aces - Shockers odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Evansville is rated No. 130 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wichita State is at No. 23.

How Wichita State Shockers vs Evansville Purple Aces Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Evansville's No. 31-ranked scoring average of 74.65 PPG, against a Wichita State Shockers defense rated No. 19 and allowing 58.47 PPG. The Evansville Purple Aces FG% has averaged 51.06% to date this season, more than the Wichita State Shockers shooters have managed so far (45.38% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Shockers got 25 points from Darius Carter as Wichita State ran past Southern Illinois 67-55 on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena.

The Purple Aces grabbed a 56-54 win over the Bears on Wednesday, behind a 18-point effort from Mislav Brzoja at JQH Arena.

Wichita State Shockers vs Evansville Purple Aces Betting Odds Trends

Wichita State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 20-4 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Evansville is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Evansville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Evansville is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Wichita State
Evansville is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Wichita State

Next Betting Matchups

Wichita State at Missouri State, Wednesday, January 21st
Evansville at Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday, January 21st

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