Evansville at Indiana State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/2/23
Indiana State Sycamores (20-11) vs Evansville Aces (5-26)
Game Info: Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: Indiana State Sycamores -16.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Evansville Purple Aces will play the Indiana State Sycamores in the first round of the MVC Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Evansville Purple Aces are 5-26 (1-19) this season after they lost to Illinois State by a score of 72-53 in their last game. Evansville shot 37.5% from the field and was -15 in rebounding margin in the loss. The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 62.5 points per game, 75.3 points against per game, 31.5 rebounds per game, and 10.2 assists per game. Kenny Strawbridge Jr. has led the Purple Aces this season with 14.5 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game. Evansville is shooting 39.9% from the field, 63% on free throws, and 32.1% on three pointers this year.
Indiana State Preview
The Indiana State Sycamores are 20-11 (13-7) this season after they lost to Missouri State by a score of 66-62 in their last game. Indiana State shot 40% from the field and was -6 in rebounding margin in the loss. The Indiana State Sycamores are averaging 78.7 points per game, 68.9 points against per game, 34.4 rebounds per game, and 15.5 assists per game. Courvoisier McCauley has led the Sycamores this season with 16.4 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 1.0 steal per game. Indiana State is shooting 47.9% from the field, 76.2% on free throws, and 34.3% on three pointers this year.
Evansville is 6-19-2 ATS in their last 27 games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The under is 6-2 in Evansville’s last 8 games. Indiana State is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 Thursday games. The under is 12-5 in Indiana State’s last 17 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. The favorite is 7-2-1 ATS in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings.
Evansville comes into this game on a five game losing streak and only won one conference game all season. Indiana State went 13-7 in the MVC, but they finished the season losing their last two games. Indiana State has an offense that is scoring 78.7 points per game and will face an Evansville defense that is allowing 75.3 points against per game. I like Indiana State to roll in this one.