Drake vs. Evansville Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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The Evansville Purple Aces (15-10, 6-8 MVC) will attempt to continue a four-game home winning run when squaring off against the Drake Bulldogs (20-5, 11-3 MVC) on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Ford Center, airing at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+.

Tuesday’s matchup between the Bulldogs and the Purple Aces features the Bulldogs as strong 7.5-point favorites. The over/under is 148 points for the matchup.

Drake vs. Evansville Odds

Point Spread for Drake vs. Evansville

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with bookmakers listing Drake as the favorite.

Drake vs. Evansville Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Drake has -345 odds to pick up the win, while Evansville is listed at +275 to claim victory.

Drake vs. Evansville Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 148 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Evansville, Indiana
  • Arena: Ford Center

Drake vs. Evansville Betting Trends

Drake has played 24 games, with 12 wins against the spread. The Bulldogs have come away with 14 wins in the 18 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Drake’s games this year have hit the over 45.8% of the time (11 out of 24 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Evansville is 16-8-0 this year. The Purple Aces have been the underdog on the moneyline 18 total times this season. They’ve finished 10-8 in those games. Evansville’s games this year have hit the over eight times in 24 opportunities (33.3%).

Drake vs. Evansville Key Players to Watch

Drake

Darnell Brodie paces the Bulldogs at 8.6 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 2.1 assists and 12.3 points. Atin Wright puts up 13.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest, shooting 45.2% from the field and 38.0% from downtown with 1.6 made 3-pointers per contest. Kevin Overton is averaging 11.3 points, 1.1 assists and 3.4 rebounds per contest.

Evansville

Yacine Toumi is averaging team highs in points (11.5 per game) and rebounds (6.5). And he is producing 1.5 assists, making 57.0% of his shots from the field. Kenny Strawbridge Jr. is averaging a team-leading 2.5 assists per game. He’s also producing 9.7 points and 3.8 rebounds, sinking 42.9% of his shots from the field. Tanner Cuff tops the Purple Aces in assists (2.5 per game), and puts up 7.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. He also posts 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Ben Humrichous is putting up 15.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest, making 51.7% of his shots from the field and 44.3% from beyond the arc, with 2.3 treys per game.

What you need to know about the Drake Bulldogs

Drake has compiled a 9-5-0 conference record against the spread this season. So far this year, the Bulldogs are averaging 79.4 points per game (57th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 68.6 points per contest (97th-ranked). Drake is playing well in terms of rebounding, as it ranks best in college basketball in boards ( per game) and best in rebounds allowed ( per contest).

The Bulldogs post 83.2 points per game in home games, compared to 75.0 points per game in away games, a difference of 8.2 points per contest. Drake is making 8.2 treys per game (102nd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 34.8% three-point percentage (133rd-ranked). This year, the Bulldogs are giving up 7.1 threes per game (196th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 32.2% (84th-ranked) from downtown.

The Bulldogs are 6-4 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their past 10 games. Drake has gone over the total in four of its past 10 games. In its last 10 games, Drake has been scoring 81.0 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 79.4 it has scored over the course of the 2023-24 season. Drake’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (68.6) reflects no change from its season-long per-game points allowed average during the 2023-24 campaign.

What you need to know about the Evansville Purple Aces

Evansville’s conference games have gone over the point total five out of 14 times this year. In 2023-24, the Purple Aces are 209th in the country offensively (73.0 points scored per game) and 198th on defense (72.4 points allowed). In 2023-24, Evansville is best in college basketball in rebounds ( per game) and best in rebounds allowed ().

In 2023-24 the Purple Aces are scoring 12.7 more points per game at home (78.5) than away (65.8). Evansville makes 6.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 238th and 171st, respectively, in college basketball. In 2023-24, the Purple Aces are 20th-worst in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (8.6 per game) and 252nd in defensive 3-point percentage (34.8%).

The Purple Aces have gone 5-5 over their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Evansville has hit the over twice. Evansville is averaging 64.4 points per contest in its past 10 games, which is 8.6 fewer points than its average for the season (73.0). The Purple Aces have performed better defensively over their last 10 games, allowing 72.1 points per contest, 0.3 fewer points than their season average of 72.4 allowed.

Drake vs. Evansville Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Drake, and we project that Drake will cover the spread (Drake -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 148 points.

How to bet Drake vs. Evansville

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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