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Drake Bulldogs home to Evansville Purple Aces in NCAA Basketball betting action

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Jan 16, 8:05 PM | Knapp Center

Evansville Purple Aces vs Drake Bulldogs Odds


The Drake Bulldogs will try to cover the spread at Knapp Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Evansville Purple Aces in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Purple Aces have watched them go 11-6 and 9-4-1 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 7-9 and 6-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 8-3-2, while the Purple Aces have a 8-2 mark.

View Evansville vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Drake sat as 1.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 261-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 171-rated Purple Aces in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-69 win for the Purple Aces on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Purple Aces rank No. 291 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.9 per game. That compares with Drake’s No. 310 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Drake is college basketball's No. 10-ranked team at 8.8 per game, while the Purple Aces rate No. 197 with 5.9 per game.

Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 135-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Drake, meanwhile, comes in at No. 120 nationally in scoring at home.

Evansville won its last outing, a 71-67 result against Wichita State on January 13. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. The Purple Aces got 24 points from Colt Ryan as Evansville ran past Wichita State 71-67 on Sunday at Ford Center.

Drake won its last outing, an 82-77 result against Illinois State on January 12. They covered in that game as a 12-point underdog. Ben Simons scored 23 points leading the Bulldogs to an 82-77 victory over Illinois State at Redbird Arena on Saturday.

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana State are 2-8
After playing Wichita State are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Northern Iowa are 5-5
After playing Illinois State are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

A few Purple Aces at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Evansville is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Drake
Evansville is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games when playing Evansville
Drake is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Evansville
Drake is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Evansville

Next up:
Evansville at Indiana State, Saturday, January 19
Drake at Northern Iowa, Sunday, January 20