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NCAA hoops odds preview - Evansville vs. Drake

Evansville Purple AcesDrake Bulldogs
Feb 12, 8:00 PM | Knapp Center

Evansville Purple Aces vs Drake Bulldogs Odds

12-12TEAM RECORD13-12

A key college battle sees the visiting Purple Aces travelling to Drake Sunday to take on the Bulldogs on Sunday.

The Bulldogs sport records of 13-12 and 9-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Purple Aces have 12-12 and 13-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-14 for the Bulldogs and 15-6 for the Purple Aces.

View Evansville vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bulldogs as 1-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 242 (Bulldogs) and the No. 281 (Purple Aces) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-70 result in favor of the Purple Aces 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 Drake's No. 189-ranked scoring average of 67.4 PPG, against a Purple Aces defense rated No. 280 and allowing 71.7 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 44.6% to date this season, less than the Purple Aces shooters have managed so far (45.8% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Evansville owns the country's No. 290-rated mark, allowing 75.4 points per game on the highway. Drake, on the other hand, rates No. 133 in scoring at home.

Evansville won its last outing, a 65-57 result against Creighton on February 7. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Evansville got 15 points from Kenneth Harris en route to a 65-57 victory over Creighton on Tuesday at Ford Center.

Last time out for Drake, they were a 64-53 loser as they battled Illinois State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. Drake got 13 points from Jeremy Jeffers but lost anyway, 64-53, to Illinois State on Wednesday at Redbird Arena.

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After playing Creighton are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Bradley are 4-6
After playing Illinois State are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Purple Aces at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Evansville's last 8 games on the road
Evansville is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Drake
Evansville is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Drake's last 6 games
Drake is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Drake's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 6 games when playing Evansville

Next up:
Evansville home to Northern Iowa, Wednesday, February 15
Drake at Bradley, Wednesday, February 15