Illinois State vs. Evansville - 1/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Illinois State vs. Evansville - 1/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Evansville Aces (9-12) at Illinois State Redbirds (6-14)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Redbird Arena)

The Line: Illinois State Redbirds -5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Evansville Purple Aces and Illinois State Redbirds meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Redbird Arena.

The Evansville Purple Aces need a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 69.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 46 percent shooting. DeAndre Williams is averaging 16.9 points and 2.9 assists while K.J. Riley is averaging 11.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Sam Cunliffe is the third double-digit scorer and Artur Labinowicz is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Evansville Purple Aces are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Evansville Purple Aces are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game. The Evansville Purple Aces have lost five straight road games.

The Illinois State Redbirds need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Illinois State Redbirds are averaging 65.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Zach Copeland is averaging 15.7 points and 2.5 assists while Keith Fisher III is averaging eight points and 5.6 rebounds. Dedric Boyd is dishing one assist and Jaycee Hillsman is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Illinois State Redbirds are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Illinois State Redbirds are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Illinois State Redbirds have lost three straight home games.

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The Purple Aces are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-10 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Redbirds are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games, 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Purple Aces last 6 overall. The under is 14-5 in Redbirds last 19 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Evansville Purple Aces have fallen off a cliff with eight straight losses, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 18.4 points while shooting just 35.7 percent from the field. Evansville also isn't covering games during this stretch and is 7-13 ATS on the season. The Illinois State Redbirds are just 5-14 ATS on the season, but at home they should have the edge over an Evansville squad that's spiraling out of control. 

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