Evansville vs Indiana State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/1/23
Indiana State Sycamores (14-9) vs. Evansville Aces (4-19)
February 1, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Evansville Aces +13 / Indiana State Sycamores -13 ; Over/Under: 145.5
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The Indiana State Sycamores and the Evansville Aces meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Ford Center. Indiana State is 14-9 so far this year. The Sycamores beat Northern Iowa in their last game. As for Evansville, they’re 4-19 on the season following a loss to Valparaiso on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Indiana State Sycamores
Indiana State started the year at 12-4 with losses to UMKC, Duquesne, Southern Indiana and Northern Illinois. The Sycamores are just 2-5 since then with losses to Southern IL, Missouri State, Bradley, Murray State and Drake.
Indiana State got back into the win column on Saturday versus Northern Iowa, taking a 39-39 tie into the second half. The Sycamores posted 40 more points from there and won 79-71. Xavier Bledson led the team on 20 points and four assists.
Over on the Evansville side, they’ve managed wins only four times this year, beating Miami-OH, Robert Morris, Campbell and Bellarmine. The Aces are riding a 10-game losing streak right now, falling most recently to Valparaiso.
On Saturday versus Valparaiso, the Aces were outscored 43-28 in the first half. Evansville hit a 41-38 run in the second but still lost 81-69. Leading scorer Gage Bobe posted 22 points and Yacine Toumi added 12 points with six rebounds.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’m staying with Indiana State in this one. The Sycamores are just 1-5 in their last six outings, but this is certainly a winnable game. The last time these teams met up back on December 29 at Hulman Center. Indiana State cruised to a 91-63 blowout win thanks to 52 second-half points. The Sycamores have been scoring pretty well lately (67 or more in four straight games) and should notch a decent total here as well.