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Purple Aces face Creighton Bluejays: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Evansville Purple AcesCreighton Bluejays
Feb 21, 8:00 PM | Qwest Center

Evansville Purple Aces vs Creighton Bluejays Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD23-5

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Qwest Center Tuesday as host Creighton looks to handle the Evansville Purple Aces in NCAAB action.

The Bluejays sport records of 23-5 and 14-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Purple Aces have 14-13 and 14-9-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-11-1 for the Bluejays and 15-9 for the Purple Aces.

View Evansville vs Creighton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Evansville before tip-off in this one will find them as 12-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 91-rated Bluejays and the No. 275-ranked Purple Aces, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 84-75 result in favor of the Bluejays.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Creighton's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 79.9 PPG, against a Purple Aces defense that ranks No. 261 at 70.6 PPG. The Bluejays field goal percentage has averaged 51.1% so far, more than the Purple Aces marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Evansville owns the country's No. 296-rated mark, allowing 75.6 points per game on the highway. Creighton, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Evansville, they were a 68-45 winner as they battled Western Illinois at home. They covered in the match as an 8-point favorite. The battle between the Purple Aces and Leathernecks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Western Illinois was handed a 68-45 defeat on Saturday at Ford Center.

Creighton was an 81-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against Long Beach State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Bluejays used a 36-point performance from Doug McDermott to help Creighton smack Long Beach State 81-79 on Saturday at Qwest Center.

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Missouri State are 5-5
After playing Western Illinois are 2-0
After a win are 5-5

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana State are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few Purple Aces at Bluejays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Evansville's last 5 games when playing on the road against Creighton
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Evansville's last 9 games on the road
Evansville is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Evansville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Evansville
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Creighton's last 5 games when playing at home against Evansville
Creighton is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Creighton is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Evansville

Next up:
Evansville home to Missouri State, Saturday, February 25
Creighton at Indiana State, Saturday, February 25