Evansville at Indiana State: 2/17/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Indiana State Sycamores (12-8) vs Evansville Aces (8-11)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Hulman Center)
Betting Odds: Indiana State Sycamores -7.5 -- Over/Under: 129 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Evansville Purple Aces and Indiana State Sycamores face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Hulman Center.
The Evansville Purple Aces come into this game with an 8-11 record overall and they have lost three games in a row. In the last game against Indiana State, the defense gave up 76 points and that led to the loss. Evansville on the season is averaging 64 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.8 points per game. Evansville is shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from behind the three point line. Jawaun Newton has been the best player for Evansville averaging 12.8 points while shooting 50.9 percent from the field and 32.2 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Indiana State Sycamores who come into this game with a 12-8 record overall and they have won eight of their last nine games. Indiana State on the season is averaging 67.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.6 points per game. Over the last five games, Indiana State’s defense is giving up only 61.8 points per game. Guard Tyreke Kay has been the best player for Indiana State averaging 16.5 points while shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 28.1 percent from behind the three point line.
Evansville is 2-14-1 against the spread in their last 17 games played on Wednesday. The over is 6-2 in Evansville’s last eight games overall.The under is 20-6 in Indiana State’s last 26 games overall. The under is 35-16 in Indiana State’s last 51 home games.
I expect Indiana State’s defense is going to lock down and that will be the difference in this game. The Sycamores are going to find enough offensive success to come away with a win and a cover of the spread. Back Indiana State against the spread.