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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Evansville Purple Aces Over Illinois State Redbirds

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Redbirds of Illinois State hit the hard court against the Purple Aces of Evansville.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois State Redbirds were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Evansville Purple Aces Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Evansville Purple Aces are 10-3 so far on the season, and 6-3 ATS vs the number. The Illinois State Redbirds, meanwhile, are 6-6 and 4-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Evansville go 3-6 and the Illinois State Redbirds go 6-3 on betting totals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 134-rated Evansville Purple Aces and the No. 170-ranked Illinois State Redbirds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Evansville has the nation's No. 224-rated offensive output, at 69.77 PPG. The visiting Illinois State Redbirds defense ranks No. 212 allowing on average 76.25 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 46.96% so far, more than the Evansville Redbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois State earned a 71-70 victory over UIC on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Milik Yarbrough at Redbird Arena.

The Purple Aces were hammered by Duke on Wednesday, losing by a 104-40 final at Cameron Indoor Stadium in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Evansville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Evansville is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • Evansville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Illinois State
  • Evansville is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Illinois State

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State home to Indiana State, Sunday, December 31st
Evansville at Loyola-Chicago, Saturday, December 30th