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Bradley Braves Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Evansville Purple Aces

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Evansville Purple Aces vs Bradley Braves battle Tuesday at Carver Arena as the Braves look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bradley Braves betting line as 15-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Bradley Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Evansville Purple Aces will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Tuesday; they are 11-12-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Bradley Braves are 13-14 ATS. Evansville Purple Aces are 13-11 on betting the total; Bradley Braves are 10-17.

This game puts the Bradley Braves, most recently No. 293 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Evansville Purple Aces, who rate No. 226 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Bradley's No. 262-ranked scoring average of 55.66 PPG, against a Evansville Purple Aces defense rated No. 65 and allowing 67.52 PPG. The Bradley Braves FG% has averaged 37.71% to date this season, less than the Evansville Purple Aces shooters have managed so far (50.36% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Aces got 27 points from D.J. Balentine as Evansville ran past Southern Illinois 83-71 on Saturday at Ford Center.

Bradley earned a 73-70 victory over Drake on Saturday, getting 20 points from Antoine Pittman at Carver Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Evansville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Evansville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games
  • Evansville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Bradley is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Bradley is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
  • Bradley is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Bradley's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Evansville home to Northern Iowa, Saturday, February 27th
Bradley at Indiana State, Saturday, February 27th