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Evansville Purple Aces vs Northern Iowa Panthers Preview

Northern Iowa PanthersEvansville Purple Aces
Feb 15, 8:05 PM | Ford Center

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds

17-10TEAM RECORD12-13

Evansville will look to improve on its 12-13 record on Wednesday when they host Northern Iowa in NCAAB odds action at Ford Center.

The Panthers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 13-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Purple Aces are 13-9 ATS. Northern Iowa is 12-13-1 against the total, while Evansville is 15-7 versus the number.

View Northern Iowa vs Evansville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Purple Aces installed as 1-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Purple Aces sit at No. 281 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 154 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 73-69.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Evansville has the nation's No. 72-rated offensive output, at 73 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 47 allowing on average 61.7 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 50-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.1 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 112 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Iowa won its last outing, a 78-63 result against Illinois State on February 11. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. The Panthers grabbed a 78-63 win over the Redbirds on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Seth Tuttle at McLeod Center.

Evansville was a 78-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Drake. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Evansville was run off the court by the Bulldogs on Sunday as Drake routed them 78-54 at Knapp Center.

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Illinois State are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Western Illinois are 1-1
After playing Drake are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Panthers at Purple Aces trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Evansville
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Northern Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Evansville's last 17 games
Evansville is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Iowa
Evansville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Northern Iowa at Virginia Commonwealth, Friday, February 17
Evansville home to Western Illinois, Saturday, February 18