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Drake Bulldogs vs Evansville Purple Aces Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Evansville Purple AcesDrake Bulldogs
7-6January 01, 2014, 08:05 | Knapp Center9-3

Evansville travels to Drake on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 7-6 record with a victory over the Bulldogs.

The Purple Aces will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 4-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 7-3 ATS. Evansville is 3-4 against the total, while Drake is 4-4 versus the number.

View Evansville Purple Aces vs Drake Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 55 and the Purple Aces sitting at No. 289.

In their last action, Evansville was a 96-61 winner at home against Grambling State. Evansville cruised to victory on Saturday, running Grambling State out of the gym and running up a 96-61 score at Ford Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Drake's No. 121-ranked offense, averaging 74.42 PPG, against a Purple Aces defense that ranks No. 159 at 70.77 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 45.91% so far, less than the Purple Aces marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.08% per game.

A few Purple Aces at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Evansville is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Evansville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Evansville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Evansville is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Drake
Drake is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Drake is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Drake is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Evansville
Drake is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Evansville

Next up:
Evansville home to Indiana State, Saturday, January 4th
Drake at Bradley, Saturday, January 4th