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Evansville Purple Aces vs. Drake Bulldogs - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Drake Bulldogs (5-11) at Evansville Purple Aces (14-3)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Ford Center)

The Line: Evansville Purple Aces -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN 3

The Drake Bulldogs will travel to play the Evansville Purple Aces in a MVC game on Tuesday.

The Evansville Purple Aces are 14-3 (3-1) and are coming off of a win against Bradley by a score of 67-35. Evansville played great defense in this game, holding the opponent under 20 points each half. D.J. Balentine had 16 points and 3 assists for Evansville. Jaylon Brown added 14 points and 5 rebounds for the Purple Aces. Evansville out rebounded their opponent by a total of 34-29 and had 15 assists in their victory. Evansville is averaging 79.2 points per game while giving up 66.2 points per game. Evansville is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game. D.J. Balentine is averaging 20.8 points per game and 4.7 assists per game, while Egidijus Mockevicius is averaging 17.1 points per game and 14.1 rebounds per game. Evansville is shooting 70.2% on free throws, 36% on three-pointers, and 52.2% on all field goal attempts.

Evansville Purple Aces vs. Drake Bulldogs - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Drake Bulldogs are 5-11 (0-4) and are coming off of a loss to Northern Iowa by a score of 77-44. Drake was over powered in this game and got blown out badly. Reed Timmer had 10 points and 8 rebounds for Drake. Kale Abrahamson added 7 points and 3 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Drake was out rebounded by a total of 34-28 and had 6 assists in their defeat. Drake is averaging 69.6 points per game while giving up 71 points per game. Drake is also averaging 34.3 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Reed Timmer is averaging 16.9 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game, while Kale Abrahamson is averaging 15 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game. Drake is shooting 69.4% on free throws, 41.3% on three-pointers, and 46.3% on all field goal attempts.

Drake is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. Drake is 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The under is 4-1 in Drake’s last 4 games. Evansville is 4-1 ATS in their last 4 games. Evansville is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 4-0 in Evansville’s last 4 games. Drake is 8-2 ATS in these two teams last 10 meetings.

Drake has not been very good this season, and I expect their slide to continue. Evansville should be able to handle them easily.

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Evansville Purple Aces -16.5

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