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Illinois State Redbirds take on Purple Aces in NCAA Basketball Betting

Illinois State Redbirds


Evansville Purple Aces
Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:00 PM ET
Ford Center

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.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Evansville Purple Aces Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Evansville Purple Aces betting line as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Evansville Purple Aces are 19-10 so far on the season, and 14-11-1 ATS vs the number. The Illinois State Redbirds, meanwhile, are 18-11 and 13-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Evansville go 8-10 and the Illinois State Redbirds go 12-10 on betting totals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 246-rated Evansville Purple Aces and the No. 48-ranked Illinois State Redbirds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Illinois State Redbirds vs Evansville Purple Aces Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Evansville has the nation's No. 93-rated offensive output, at 69.45 PPG. The visiting Illinois State Redbirds defense ranks No. 59 allowing on average 62.03 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 48.26% so far, more than the Evansville Redbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.82% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois State got 24 points from DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell en route to a 73-56 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday at Redbird Arena.

The Purple Aces endured a 68-57 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from D.J. Balentine at McLeod Center.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Evansville Purple Aces Betting Odds Trends

Illinois State is 3-9-1 ATS in its last 13 games
Illinois State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois State's last 6 games
Illinois State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Evansville is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Evansville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Evansville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Evansville is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Illinois State