Evansville at Indiana State: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Indiana State Sycamores (14-9) vs Evansville Aces (9-15)
Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:08 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: Indiana State Sycamores -5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Evansville Purple Aces and Indiana State Sycamores face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at the Scottrade Center in the Missouri Valley Tournament.
The Evansville Purple Aces come into this game with a 9-15 record overall but they have lost seven of their last eight games. In the last game against Missouri State though the defense was strong giving up 63 points and that led to a nine point victory. Evansville on the season is averaging 65.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.3 points per game. Evansville is shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Jawaun Newton has been the best player for Evansville so far this season averaging 13.9 points while shooting 50.2 percent from the field and 34.2 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 14-9 record overall and coming into this game they have won three of their last four games. The one loss during that stretch was against Valparaiso, a game they gave up only 58 points in. Indiana State on the season is averaging 67.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 66.9 points per game. Indiana State iis shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from behind the three point line. Tyreke Key has been the star of the show for Indiana State so far this season averaging 17.4 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 32.3 percent from behind the three point line.
The over is 7-1 in Evansville’s last eight games against the Missouri Valley. Evansville is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games played on Friday. The under is 22-7 in Indiana State’s last 29 games overall.
Indiana State is the better team and I expect their offense is going to do a good job against an Evansville defense that has been suspect at times and that is going to be the difference. Back Indiana State to come away with a cover of the spread.