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Evansville Purple Aces vs Indiana State Sycamores Betting Preview

Indiana State SycamoresEvansville Purple Aces
Jan 29, 8:00 PM | Ford Center

Indiana State Sycamores vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds

12-9TEAM RECORD10-10

Evansville looks to cover the Purple Aces-Sycamores pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 10-10 mark when they host Indiana State in college basketball action.

The Sycamores will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 6-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Purple Aces are 11-6 ATS. Indiana State is 10-10 on the totals; Evansville is 13-4.

View Indiana State vs Evansville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Indiana State before tip-off in this one will find them as 4.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Purple Aces - Sycamores odds would favor the Sycamores if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Evansville is rated No. 284 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Indiana State is at No. 269. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-68 win for the Purple Aces.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Evansville's No. 62-ranked scoring average of 74 PPG, against a Sycamores defense rated No. 108 and allowing 64.3 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 45.3% to date this season, more than the Sycamores shooters have managed so far (41.6% per game).

Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.

Indiana State won its last outing, a 59-54 result against Northern Iowa on January 25. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. The Sycamores got 17 points from Carl Richard as Indiana State ran past Northern Iowa 59-54 on Wednesday at Hulman Center.

Last time out for Evansville, they were an 86-74 loser as they battled Wichita State on the road. They covered in the match as a 15-point underdog. Kenneth Harris scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Purple Aces to a win (they lost 86-74 to Wichita State at Charles Koch Arena on Wednesday).

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Drake are 7-3
After playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Bradley are 4-6
After playing Wichita State are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Sycamores at Purple Aces trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Evansville
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana State's last 7 games on the road
Indiana State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Indiana State is 0-5 ATS 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 UNDER in 5 of Evansville's last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana State
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Evansville's last 10 games when playing Indiana State
Evansville is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Indiana State home to Drake, Wednesday, February 1
Evansville at Bradley, Wednesday, February 1