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Indiana State Sycamores vs Evansville Purple Aces in college hoops odds

Evansville Purple AcesIndiana State Sycamores
March 4, 9:35 PM | Scottrade Center

Evansville Purple Aces vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds

15-14TEAM RECORD17-13

The Sycamores will be trying to slam the Evansville Purple Aces on Friday when the teams tip off at Scottrade Center in college betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Missouri Valley Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Scottrade Center.

The Sycamores are 17-13 so far on the season, and 13-9 ATS vs. the number. The Purple Aces, meanwhile, are 15-14 and 8-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana State go 13-9 and the Purple Aces go 10-9-1 on the totals.

View Evansville vs Indiana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Indiana State in this one will find them as 3.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 115 (Sycamores) and the No. 267 (Purple Aces) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-66 result in favor of the Sycamores has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Indiana State's No. 221-ranked scoring average of 67.3 PPG, against a Purple Aces defense rated No. 159 and allowing 67.2 PPG. The Sycamores FG% has averaged 43.2% to date this season, less than the Purple Aces shooters have managed so far (44.9% per game).

Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 157-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.1 points per game. Indiana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 250 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Evansville, they were a 73-67 winner as they battled Illinois State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Illinois State was victimized by Colt Ryan for 32 points as the Purple Aces defeated the Redbirds 73-67 in college hoops action on Saturday.

Last time out for Indiana State, they were a 75-60 winner as they battled Southern Illinois at home. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Indiana State got 20 points from Dwayne Lathan en route to a 75-60 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday at Hulman Center.

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Illinois State are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Southern Illinois are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Purple Aces at Sycamores trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana State's last 8 games when playing Evansville
Indiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Indiana State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Evansville