Evansville at Drake: 2/21/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Evansville at Drake: 2/21/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Drake Bulldogs (21-2) vs Evansville Aces (8-12)

Game Info: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Knapp Center)

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The Evansville Purple Aces will travel to The Knapp Center to take on the Drake Bulldogs this Sunday night in College Basketball action.

The Evansville Purple Aces lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 8-12 on the season after being defeated by the Indiana State Sycamores, 87-73, this past Wednesday. Evansville had no answers on the defensive end against the Indiana State defense and could not fight back after the Sycamores took a 74-64 lead with 6:31 left in regulation. Evansville shot 50.0% from the field and 41.4% from beyond the arc while Indiana State shot 64.8% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc. Evansville was outrebounded by Indiana State by a 29-17 margin and forced just 8 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Purple Aces was Jawaun Newton who had 18 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, & 1 block.

On the season, Evansville is averaging 64.5 ppg on 43.3% shooting from the field. The Purple Aces are averaging 10.0 three-pointers per game on 37.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Evansville has been led by Jawaun Newton (13.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.3 apg), Shamar Givance (12.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.5 spg), Noah Frederking (11.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg), & Evan Kuhlman (8.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.0 apg).

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Defensively, Evansville is allowing their opponents to average 68.8 ppg on 50.5% shooting from the field. The Purple Aces have a rebound margin of -4.8 and a turnover margin of 0.2.

The Drake Bulldogs won their 2nd straight game and improved to 21-2 on the season after defeating the Northern Iowa Panthers, 77-69, this past Wednesday. Drake was outstanding on the offensive end against Northern Iowa and had no trouble pulling away after taking a 62-51 lead with a 7:59 left in regulation. Drake shot 50.0% from the field and 36.0% from beyond the arc while Northern Iowa shot 43.9% from the field and 24.1% from beyond the arc. Drake was outrebounded by Northern Iowa by a 38-34 margin, however, committed just 5 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Garrett Sturtz who had 19 points, 4 rebounds, & 2 assists.

On the season, Drake is averaging 78.7 ppg on 49.3% shooting from the field. The Bulldogs are averaging 7.0 three-pointers per game on 36.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Drake has been led by ShanQuan Hemphill (14.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.3 spg), Roman Penn (11.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.6 apg, 1.4 spg), Tremell Murphy (9.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.0 apg), & D.J. Wilkins (9.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.8 apg).

Defensively, Drake is holding their opponents to an average of 63.4 ppg on 40.7% shooting from the field. The Bulldogs have a rebound margin of 6.3 and a turnover margin of 3.0.

The Purple Aces are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. The Bulldogs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 42-16-2 ATS in their last 60 home games.

Drake is one of the better teams in all of College Basketball, however, Evansville is a team that the Bulldogs should not overlook as the Purple Aces recently had two competitive games in which they covered ATS at Loyola Chicago. Evansville is not the great offensive team, however, their defense has been decent at they rank t-127th in scoring defense and as the Purple Aces can make shots from beyond the arc, I think Evansville does enough with the large number of points to cover. Good Luck!

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