Bradley Braves vs. Evansville Purple Aces - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Evansville Purple Aces (22-7) at Bradley Braves (5-24)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Carver Arena)
The Line: Bradley Braves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Evansville Purple Aces will travel to play the Bradley Braves in a MVC game on Tuesday.
The Bradley Braves are 5-24 (3-13) and are coming off of a win against Drake by a score of 73-70. Bradley has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 9th in the MVC standings. Bradley also has conference wins against Loyola (CHI) and Indiana State. Bradley is averaging 55.7 points per game while giving up 69.7 points per game. Bradley is also averaging 33.6 rebounds per game and 9.1 assists per game. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye is averaging 9.3 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for Bradley. Donte Thomas is averaging 9.1 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Braves. Bradley is shooting 66.3% on free throws, 27.5% on three-pointers, and 37.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Evansville Purple Aces are 22-7 (11-5) and are coming off of a win against Southern Illinois by a score of 83-71. Evansville has won 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 2nd in the MVC standings. Evansville defeated Bradley by a score of 67-35 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Evansville is averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 67.5 points per game. Evansville is also averaging 35.3 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game. D.J. Balentine is averaging 20.8 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Evansville. Egidijus Mockevicius is averaging 16.6 points per game and 13.8 rebounds per game for the Purple Aces. Evansville is shooting 72.8% on free throws, 36.1% on three-pointers, and 50.4% on all field goal attempts.
Evansville is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. Evansville is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. The over is 8-2 in Evansville’s last 10 games. Bradley is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. Bradley is 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games. The under is 28-11 in Bradley’s last 39 home games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings. The favorite is 8-1 ATS in these two teams last 9 meetings.
Evansville is the better team in this matchup and should have no problems winning on the road. Evansville blew out Bradley in the first matchup between these teams and I expect the same here. I like Evansville.