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Bradley Braves take on Purple Aces in NCAA Basketball Betting

Bradley Braves will go to the free throw line vs Evansville Purple Aces on Saturday, hoping to boost its 12-4 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Evansville Purple Aces as -1.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Bradley Braves vs Evansville Purple Aces Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Evansville Purple Aces battles the Bradley Braves, currently sitting with a 12-4 mark (10-4-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 4-8 for the Evansville Purple Aces and 4-10-1 for the Bradley Braves.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Evansville Purple Aces rated this week at No. 261 and the Bradley Braves sitting at No. 90.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Evansville's No. 232-ranked offense, averaging 68.44 PPG, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 13 at 61.38 PPG. The Purple Aces field goal percentage has averaged 47.1% so far, more than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.16% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves got 19 points from Donte Thomas as Bradley ran past Valparaiso 80-71 on Wednesday at Carver Arena.

Evansville suffered a 65-63 loss against Southern Illinois on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Ryan Taylor in a losing effort at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Bradley is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • Bradley is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Bradley is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Evansville
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bradley's last 6 games when playing Evansville
  • Evansville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Evansville is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • Evansville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Bradley
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 6 games when playing Bradley

Next Betting Matchups

Bradley home to Southern Illinois, Tuesday, January 9th
Evansville at Missouri State, Wednesday, January 10th