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NCAA Basketball Odds: Evansville Purple Aces vs Illinois State Redbirds

The Illinois State Redbirds will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Evansville Purple Aces at Redbird Arena on Thursday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Illinois State Redbirds betting line as -9-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois State Redbirds bring a 8-4 record (6-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-4 Purple Aces, who are 4-5 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Illinois State go 5-6 so far and the Evansville Purple Aces go 3-6.

This game puts the Illinois State Redbirds, most recently No. 34 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Evansville Purple Aces, who rate No. 155 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Evansville Purple Aces rank No. 215 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 34.77 per game. That compares with Illinois State’s No. 143 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois State is college basketball's No. 87-ranked team at 8.25 per game, while the Evansville Purple Aces rate No. 262 with 3.92 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jaylon Brown went off for 33 points and added 6 rebounds for good measure, leading Evansville to a 68-55 win over Mount St. Joseph on Thursday at Ford Center.

The Redbirds grabbed a 68-56 win over the Golden Hurricane on Sunday, behind a 18-point effort from Paris Lee at Stan Sheriff Center.

Betting Trends
  • Evansville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Evansville is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games on the road
  • Evansville is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Illinois State
  • Illinois State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois State's last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Evansville home to Northern Iowa, Sunday, January 1st
Illinois State at Loyola-Chicago, Sunday, January 1st