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Indiana State Sycamores Visit Evansville Purple Aces in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Indiana State Sycamores vs Evansville Purple Aces battle Wednesday at Ford Center as the Purple Aces look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Evansville Purple Aces as -10-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Indiana State Sycamores vs Evansville Purple Aces Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indiana State Sycamores will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Wednesday; they are 7-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Evansville Purple Aces are 3-4-1 ATS. Indiana State Sycamores are 4-7 on betting the total; Evansville Purple Aces are 4-4.

The Evansville Purple Aces sit at No. 93 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indiana State Sycamores sit at No. 140 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Evansville has the nation's No. 32-rated offensive output, at 82.23 PPG. The visiting Indiana State Sycamores defense ranks No. 95 allowing on average 67.25 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 52.78% so far, more than the Evansville Sycamores marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.59% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana State earned a 73-61 victory over Ball State on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Brenton Scott at Hulman Center.

The battle between the Purple Aces and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Alabama A&M was handed a 91-70 defeat on Tuesday at Ford Center.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Indiana State is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana State's last 8 games on the road
  • Indiana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Evansville
  • Evansville is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Evansville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Evansville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana State
  • Evansville is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games when playing at home against Indiana State

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana State home to Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, January 2nd
Evansville at Missouri State, Saturday, January 2nd