Evansville at Indiana State - 1/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Indiana State Sycamores (8-6) vs Evansville Purple Aces (4-9)
Game Info: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Hulman Center)
Betting Odds: Indiana State Sycamores -6.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Evansville Purple Aces will travel to play the Indiana State Sycamores in a Missouri Valley Conference game on Wednesday night.
The Evansville Purple Aces are 4-9 (0-2) this season and have lost three of their last four games. Evansville is coming off of a loss to Northern Iowa by a score of 83-61 in their last game. Evansville allowed their opponent to shoot 54.7% from the field and make 11 three-point attempts in the loss. Blaise Beauchamp led the Purple Aces with 14 points and 3 rebounds in the game. Evansville is averaging 61.7 points per game and is giving up 67.1 points per game against, while also averaging 29.7 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game. Shamar Givance is averaging 14.4 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game, while Jawuan Newton is averaging 13.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Purple Aces. Evansville is shooting 40.8% on field goals, 69.3% on free throws, and 31.9% on three pointers.
The Indiana State Sycamores are 8-6 (1-1) this season and have won four games in a row. Indiana State defeated Bradley in their last game by a score of 76-71. The big difference in this game was that Indiana State made six more three points attempts than their opponent. Micah Thomas led the Sycamores with 18 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Indiana State is averaging 75.9 points per game and is giving up 70.4 points per game against, while also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Cooper Neese is averaging 16.1 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game, while Micah Thomas is averaging 12.4 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for the Sycamores. Indiana State is shooting 46.5% on field goals, 75.1% on free throws, and 35.2% on three pointers.
Evansville is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games. The over is 3-0-1 in Evansville’s last 4 road games. Indiana State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. The over is 6-2 in Indiana State’s last 8 games. The favorite is 5-0-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.
Evansville is coming off of a blowout loss to Northern Iowa and has had issues scoring points this season. Indiana State has won four games in a row and has the statistical edge in just about every category. I am taking Indiana State at home.
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