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College basketball point spread favors Braves in battle with Purple Aces

Evansville Purple AcesBradley Braves
10-14February 09, 2014, 04:00 | Carver Arena10-14

Evansville travels to Bradley on Sunday, hoping to boost its 10-14 record with a victory over the Braves.

This season, the Braves are 10-14 overall and 7-13-1 ATS, while the Purple Aces are 10-14 and 9-9-1 ATS. As for the totals, Bradley boasts a 3-17 on the OU, and Evansville is 9-9.

View Evansville Purple Aces vs Bradley Braves Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Bradley sat as -4-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 192 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Purple Aces, who rate No. 300 in the latest survey.

Evansville lost its last outing, a 66-54 result against Missouri State on February 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Evansville suffered a 66-54 loss against Missouri State on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Egidijus Mockevicius in a losing effort at Ford Center.

Bradley was a 63-54 winner in its last match on the road against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Walt Lemon, Jr. scored 21 points leading the Braves to a 63-54 victory over Loyola of Chicago at Joseph J. Gentile Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bradley's No. 240-ranked offense, averaging 63.79 PPG, against a Purple Aces defense that ranks No. 187 at 72.38 PPG. The Braves field goal percentage has averaged 42.37% so far, less than the Purple Aces marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.31% per game.

Next up:
Evansville home to Illinois State, Wednesday, February 12th
Bradley at Indiana State, Wednesday, February 12th