Indiana State vs Evansville Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/28/24

Evansville (15-14) vs Indiana State (23-5)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Ford Center)

Betting Odds: Evansville +9.5 -- Over/Under: 156.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Indiana State Sycamores and the Evansville Aces meet in college basketball action from the Ford Center on Wednesday night. Who comes out on top in Wednesday’s Missouri Valley college hoops matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Indiana State vs. Evansville Prediction.

Indiana State Team Preview

The Indiana State Sycamores come into this one looking to build on back-to-back wins after an 88-73 win over UIC last time out. Isaiah Swope leads the Sycamores in scoring with 16.9 PPG while Robbie Avila has 16.7 PPG with 7 RPG and 3.8 APG. Ryan Conwell has 15.8 PPG with 5.1 RPG and Jayson Kent has 13.1 PPG with a team-high 8.2 RPG to lead the Sycamores on the glass. Julian Larry has 10.8 PPG with a team-high 4.4 APG to lead the Sycamores in assists and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Indiana State up to this point in the year. As a team, Indiana State is averaging 84.4 PPG on 50.1% shooting from the field, 38% from three and 79% from the foul line this season.

Evansville Team Preview

The Evansville Aces come into this one looking to snap a five-game losing streak after a 65-53 loss to Southern Illinois last time out. Ben Humrichous leads the Aces in scoring with 15.4 PPG along with 4.7 RPG while Yacine Toumi has 11.1 PPG with a team-high 6.3 RPG to lead the Aces on the glass and to finish off the scoring in double figures for Evansville up to this point in the year. Kenny Strawbridge Jr. has 9.8 PPG and a team-high 2.6 APG to lead the Aces in the assist department this season. As a team, Evansville is averaging 72.8 PPG on 45.9% shooting from the field, 35% from three and 71.2% from the foul line this season.

Indiana State vs. Evansville Prediction

I’m on Indiana State here. The Sycamores are just flat out the better team in this matchup and while Evansville had a nice non-conference portion of the schedule, they’re showing flashes of the old Evansville team that they’ve been the last few years, and that’s not a good thing. Look for the Sycamores to thrash the Aces in this one for a big win and cover on the road.

Chris’s Pick Indiana State -9.5

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