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Evansville Purple Aces vs Drake Bulldogs Betting Matchup Report

Drake BulldogsEvansville Purple Aces
Jan 13, 8:05 PM | Ford Center

Drake Bulldogs vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds


The Evansville Purple Aces host Drake on Friday, looking to build on their 7-8 mark against the 9-7 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Ford Center.

The Purple Aces sit at 7-8 (7-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 9-7 (5-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Evansville is 9-3 OU, and Drake is 6-8 OU.

View Drake vs Evansville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Evansville opened as 6-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 256-rated Drake taking on the No. 288-rated Purple Aces in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-71 win for the Purple Aces on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 296 in NCAA hoops at 31.8 per game. Contrast that with Evansville’s No. 342 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Evansville is the No. 210-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Drake rates No. 207 at 5.9 per game.

Defensively, Drake features the nation's No. 293-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.8 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 136 nationally in scoring at home.

Drake was an 82-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bradley. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs grabbed an 82-74 win over the Braves on Tuesday, behind a 21-point effort from Ben Simons at Knapp Center.

Evansville lost its last outing, an 80-78 result against Indiana State on January 10. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. The Purple Aces got 22 points from Ned Cox, but it was Indiana State that prevailed in an 80-78 final on Tuesday at Hulman Center.

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Illinois State are 6-4
After playing Bradley are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Missouri State are 5-5
After playing Indiana State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Purple Aces trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Drake is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Drake is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Drake is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Evansville's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games when playing at home against Drake
Evansville is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Evansville's last 10 games when playing Drake

Next up:
Drake home to Illinois State, Sunday, January 15
Evansville at Missouri State, Sunday, January 15