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College Basketball Matchup - Evansville Purple Aces Wichita State Shockers Odds Preview

Wichita State ShockersEvansville Purple Aces
26-0February 16, 2014, 05:00 | Ford Center11-15

The Evansville Purple Aces will hit the floor running against the visiting Wichita State Shockers Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Purple Aces sport a record of 11-15 and 10-10-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Shockers have 26-0 and 16-6-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-9 for the Purple Aces and 11-12 for the Shockers.

View Wichita State Shockers vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds and Stats.

The Shockers were listed as -12.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 292-rated Purple Aces and the No. 5-ranked Shockers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Wichita State was a 78-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Illinois. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. Wichita State got 19 points from Ron Baker en route to a 78-67 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday at Charles Koch Arena.

Evansville was a 104-98 winner in its last match at home against Illinois State. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. D.J. Balentine poured in a team-high 38 points for Evansville on Wednesday, as they defeated Illinois State 104-98 at Ford Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Evansville's No. 146-ranked scoring average of 71.12 PPG, against a Shockers defense rated No. 12 and allowing 60.27 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 46.3% to date this season, more than the Shockers shooters have managed so far (44.85% per game).

A few Shockers at Purple Aces trends to consider:
Wichita State is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 6 games
Wichita State is 13-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Evansville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games
Evansville is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Evansville is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Wichita State at Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday, February 19th
Evansville at Indiana State, Wednesday, February 19th