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Evansville Purple Aces vs. Drake Bulldogs - 2/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Drake Bulldogs (8-18) at Evansville Purple Aces (18-8)

College Basketball: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Ford Center)

The Line: Evansville Purple Aces -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Evansville Purple Aces will be hosting the Drake Bulldogs on Tuesday night.

The Evansville Purple Aces are currently sitting at fourth place in the Missouri Valley Conference, having a solid record of 18-8 on the season.  The Purple Aces are getting some solid offensive play this season, with the Aces scoring an average of just over 71 points per outing.  Evansville is ranked 11th in the nation in shooting percentage, hitting just under 49 percent of their shots on the year.  The Purple Aces have back to back wins heading into this meeting with the Bulldogs, however in their last five, the Purple Aces are just 2-3 overall.

Evansville Purple Aces vs. Drake Bulldogs - 2/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Drake Bulldogs are struggling to get it done this season, as the Bulldogs are in seventh in the Missouri Valley, and have the exact opposite record of the Purple Aces, sitting at 8-18 on the season.  The Bulldogs are shooting right at 45 percent on the year, which is respectable, but the Bulldogs just aren’t putting up the points, ranking towards the bottom of the nation with an average of 58.9 points scored per outing.  The Bulldogs have won four out of their last six heading into this meeting with the Purple Aces.

I don’t like laying double digit points in conference play, but I have to take the Purple Aces here.  The Bulldogs haven’t shown me anything this season that would warrant a pick here.  The Purple Aces have the advantage in nearly every category statistically, and there’s no reason why Evansville shouldn’t easily handle the Bulldogs on Tuesday.

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