Evansville vs. Missouri State - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri State Bears (10-13) at Evansville Purple Aces (18-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Ford Center)
The Line: Evansville Purple Aces -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri State Bears and Evansville Purple Aces meet Saturday at the Ford Center.
The Missouri State Bears look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Missouri State Bears are averaging 66.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Dequon Miller is averaging 12.7 points and 2.4 assists while Camyn Boone is averaging 11.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. Chris Kendrix is the third double-digit scorer and Dorrian Williams is dishing 4.1 assists. The Missouri State Bears are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Missouri State Bears have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The Evansville Purple Aces need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 76.3 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 41 percent shooting. D.J. Balentine is averaging 20.7 points and 4.3 assists while Egidijus Mockevicius is averaging 16.6 points and 14.1 rebounds. Jaylon Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Mislav Brzoja is dishing 3.6 assists. The Evansville Purple Aces are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Purple Aces are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Evansville Purple Aces have won 14 of their last 15 home games.
The Bears are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win. The Purple Aces are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bears are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Purple Aces haven't been a team that's been great against the number this season, especially at home. Missouri State has given Evansville fits over the years as well. I'll take the points here.