The Evansville Purple Aces and Illinois State Redbirds meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Redbird Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Evansville Purple Aces Betting Preview
The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 62.9 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Kenny Strawbridge Jr. is averaging 14.5 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Marvin Coleman II is averaging 11 points and 5.4 rebounds. Yacine Toumi is the third double-digit scorer and Blaise Beauchamp is dishing 0.8 assists. The Evansville Purple Aces are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 62.9 percent from the free throw line. The Evansville Purple Aces are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.5 rebounds per game.
The Illinois State Redbirds Betting Preview
The Illinois State Redbirds are averaging 66.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Darius Burford is averaging 12.8 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Seneca Knight is averaging 11.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. Kendall Lewis is the third double-digit scorer and Malachi Poindexter is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Illinois State Redbirds are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Illinois State Redbirds are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game.
Evansville vs Illinois State Trends
The Purple Aces are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Redbirds are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Purple Aces last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in Redbirds last 6 overall.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Illinois State Redbirds are the better team, but that's not saying much. Illinois State is still losing its last 5 games by an average of 14.2 points and wins in the favorite role by an average of just 1.2 points. Illinois State is 10-18-1 ATS on the season. No, thanks. It's Evansville and the points or pass for me.