Evansville vs. Indiana State - 1/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana State Sycamores (10-10) at Evansville Purple Aces (15-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Ford Center)
The Line: Evansville Purple Aces -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Evansville Purple Aces and the Indiana State Sycamores face off on Tuesday at the Ford Center in Missouri Valley Conference college basketball action.
The Evansville Purple Aces are 15-5 this season and they have won four of heir last five games. Evansville is averaging 70.2 points and they are shooting 48.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. D.J. Balentine leads the Aces averaging 19.8 points per game. Egidijus Mockevicius is averaging 13.1 points and 10.7 rebounds, Mislav Brzoja is averaging 8.7 points, and Blake Simmons is averaging 7.9 points. Evansville is 8-3 at home and 5-3 in MVC games this season.
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The Indiana State Sycamores are 10-10 this season and they have won six of their last eight games. ISU is averaging 67.3 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Devonte Brown leads the Sycamores averaging 12.6 points per game. Brenton Scott is averaging 11.4 points, Khristian Smith is averaging 10.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Justin Gant is averaging 9.6 points. Indiana State is 3-4 on the road and 6-2 in MVC play.
Evansville is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, 14-6-1 against the spread in their last 21 games, and 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record. Indiana State is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 7-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
This game sets up to be closer to the number so I will take the points with Indiana State.