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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Sycamores over Purple Aces

Indiana State SycamoresEvansville Purple Aces
10-3January 04, 2014, 08:00 | Ford Center7-7

The Evansville Purple Aces will hit the floor running against the visiting Indiana State Sycamores Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Purple Aces are 7-7 so far on the season, and 4-5 ATS vs. the number. The Sycamores, meanwhile, are 10-3 and 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Evansville go 4-4 and the Sycamores go 5-4 on the totals.

View Indiana State Sycamores vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds and Stats.

The Sycamores were listed as -3.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 289-rated Purple Aces and the No. 103-ranked Sycamores, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Indiana State was a 70-58 winner in its last match at home against Loyola of Chicago. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites. Indiana State earned a 70-58 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Manny Arop at Hulman Center.

Evansville lost its last outing, a 94-66 result against Drake on January 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog. The Purple Aces were hammered by Drake on Wednesday, losing by a 94-66 final at Knapp Center in college basketball betting action.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Sycamores is ranked No. 241 in NCAA hoops at 31.54 per game. Contrast that with Evansville’s No. 229 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Evansville is the No. 244-ranked team in the country at 4.21 per game, while Indiana State rates No. 97 at 6.77 per game.

A few Sycamores at Purple Aces trends to consider:
Indiana State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Indiana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Evansville
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Indiana State's last 14 games when playing Evansville
Evansville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Evansville is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
Evansville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana State
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Evansville's last 14 games when playing Indiana State

Next up:
Indiana State at Drake, Wednesday, January 8th
Evansville at Northern Iowa, Wednesday, January 8th