Evansville at Valparaiso - 2/21/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Evansville at Valparaiso - 2/21/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by MACABE BROWN / Courier & Press / USA TODAY NETWORK

Valparaiso Beacons (12-15) vs Evansville Purple Aces (6-20)

Game Info: Monday, February 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Athletics-Recreation Center)

Betting Odds: Valparaiso Beacons -8.5 -- Over/Under: 125 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Evansville Purple Aces will go on the road to play the Valparaiso Beacons in a MVC game on Monday night.

The Evansville Purple Aces are 6-20 (2-13) this season and have lost seven of their last eight games. Evansville is coming off of a loss against Valparaiso by a score of 72-56. Evansville shot 42% from the field and forced 15 turnovers in the game. Shamar Givance led the Purple Aces with 21 points and 3 steals in the loss. Evansville is averaging 59.1 points per game and is giving up 69.1 points per game against, while also averaging 28.2 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per game. Shamar Givance is averaging 14.1 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game, while Jawaun Newton is averaging 13.3 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Purple Aces, Evansville is shooting 39.7% on field goals, 71% on free throws, and 32.2% on three pointers.

The Valparaiso Beacons are 12-15 (5-10) this season and have lost three of their last four games. Valparaiso is coming off of a win against Evansville by a score of 72-56. Valparaiso shot 60% from the field and was +15 in rebounding margin in the win. Kobe King led the Beacons with 21 points and 1 assist in the game. Valparaiso is averaging 71.5 points per game and is giving up 70.8 points per game against, while also averaging 32.2 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Ben Krikke is averaging 14.6 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game, while Kobe King is averaging 14.3 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Beacons. Valparaiso is shooting 46.2% on field goals, 74.7% on free throws, and 33.7% on three pointers.

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Evansville is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games. The over is 5-1-1 in Evansville’s last 7 road games. Valparaiso is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 6-0 in Valparaiso’s last 6 games. The road team is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

This is one of those odd scheduling situations that has two teams playing against each other in back to back nights. Valparaiso won by 16 points in these two teams last game and comes into this game as the much better team. Evansville has struggled on both ends of the court this year, while Valparaiso has also struggled on defense. I like the over here.

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