Evansville at Drake: 2/22/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Drake Bulldogs (22-2) vs Evansville Aces (8-13)
Game Info: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Knapp Center)
Betting Odds: Drake Bulldogs -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Evansville Purple Aces and Drake Bulldogs face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at the Knapp Center.
These two teams faced off on Sunday and it was Drake that was able to come away with the 85-71 victory,. Drake was led by Joseph Yesufu who finished the game with 32 points and five assists. Evansville was led by Shamar Givance who finished with 19 points, two rebounds, and two assists.
The Evansville Purple Aces come into this game with an 8-13 record overall and coming into this game they have lost five games in a row. Evansville on the season is averaging 64.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.5 points per game Evansville’s defense's biggest issue has been giving up wide open shots and they are letting opponents shoot over 50 percent from the field and 39.9 percent from behind the three point line.
ON the other side of this matchup is the Drake Bulldogs who sit with a 23-2 record overall, and this is a team that looks like they could make a run in the NCAA tournament. Evansville over the last 11 games have won nine games, and the offense has been strong this year. Drake is averaging 77.6 points while their defense is giving up 64.1 points per game. ShanQuan Hemphill has been the best player for Evansville averaging 14.1 points while shooting 58.7 percent from the field .Drake at times as of late has overlooked games against bad teams and they can't continue to do that. This is a game they need to take seriously, and one that they can't overlook.
Evansville has struggled this season and Drake is going to have no chance to keep this game close. Look for Drake to win this game in blowout fashion and cover the spread.