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Missouri Valley Tournament - Wichita State Shockers host Evansville Purple Aces in college basketball action

Evansville Purple AcesWichita State Shockers
14-18March 07, 2014, 01:05 | Scottrade Center31-0

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Evansville when they take on the Wichita State Shockers on Friday in college hoops betting action.

Wichita State will face the 14-18 Purple Aces, who own a 14-12-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Shockers are 14-14 on the OU so far this season while the Purple Aces are 13-13.

View Evansville Purple Aces vs Wichita State Shockers Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Shockers and the No. 316-ranked Purple Aces, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Evansville was a 69-61 winner in its last match on the road against Drake. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. D.J. Balentine went off for 30 points and added 2 rebounds for good measure, leading Evansville to a 69-61 win over Drake on Thursday at Scottrade Center.

Last time out for Wichita State, they were a 68-45 winner as they battled Missouri State at home. They covered in the match as a 16-point favorite. Wichita State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Missouri State out of the gym and running up a 68-45 score at Charles Koch Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Purple Aces is ranked No. 228 in NCAA hoops at 31.91 per game. Contrast that with Wichita State’s No. 19 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wichita State is the No. 94-ranked team in the country at 6.65 per game, while Evansville rates No. 249 at 4.28 per game.