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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Wichita State Shockers Over Evansville Purple Aces

The Evansville Purple Aces will look to improve on a 18-4 record on Sunday when they host the Wichita State Shockers in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Ford Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Evansville Purple Aces were listed as 2-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Wichita State Shockers vs Evansville Purple Aces Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 18-4 and 9-7-1 ATS Evansville Purple Aces will face the 15-5 Wichita State Shockers, who own a 11-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Evansville Purple Aces are 8-9 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Wichita State Shockers are 10-8.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Evansville Purple Aces rated this week at No. 104 and the Wichita State Shockers sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Evansville's No. 66-ranked offense, averaging 78.18 PPG, against a Shockers defense that ranks No. 7 at 61.5 PPG. The Purple Aces field goal percentage has averaged 52.15% so far, more than the Shockers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.87% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wichita State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Loyola of Chicago out of the gym and running up a 80-54 score at Charles Koch Arena.

The Purple Aces got 25 points from D.J. Balentine as Evansville ran past Southern Illinois 85-78 on Thursday at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Wichita State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wichita State's last 6 games
  • Wichita State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Evansville is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Evansville is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games
  • Evansville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wichita State home to Southern Illinois, Wednesday, February 3rd
Evansville at Northern Iowa, Wednesday, February 3rd