The Evansville Purple Aces (5-26, 1-19 MVC) will be looking to break a five-game losing streak when hitting the road against the Indiana State Sycamores (20-11, 13-7 MVC) on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Enterprise Center. It airs at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN+.
Thursday’s game between the Sycamores and the Purple Aces sees the Sycamores as a gigantic, 16.5-point favorite. The over/under is 145.5 points for the matchup.
Indiana State vs. Evansville Odds
Point Spread for Indiana State vs. Evansville
The spread for this matchup is set at 16.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Indiana State as the favorite.
Indiana State vs. Evansville Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Indiana State has -2280 odds to pick up the win, while Evansville is listed at +1125 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 145.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Arena: Enterprise Center
Indiana State vs. Evansville Betting Trends
Indiana State has 19 wins against the spread in 30 games this season. The Sycamores have been chosen as favorites in 24 games this year and have walked away with the win 17 times (70.8%) in those games. Indiana State’s games this year have gone over the total in 13 out of 31 opportunities (41.9%).
Evansville has played 31 games, with 10 wins, against the spread. The Purple Aces have won 16.7% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (5-25). Evansville has eclipsed the over/under 61.3% of the time this year (19 of 31 games with a set point total).
Indiana State vs. Evansville Key Players to Watch
Courvoisier McCauley posts 16.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 0.9 assists, shooting 44.3% from the field and 38.2% from beyond the arc with 3.2 made 3-pointers per game. Cameron Henry leads the Sycamores at 3.7 assists per game, while also putting up 4.6 rebounds and 10 points. Robbie Avila posts 10.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Defensively, he delivers 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Cooper Neese is putting up 10.6 points, 1.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.
Kenny Strawbridge is the Purple Aces’ top scorer (14.4 points per game), and he puts up 2 assists and 3.7 rebounds. Marvin Coleman is posting a team-leading 2.7 assists per contest. He’s also producing 11 points and 5.2 rebounds, hitting 36.1% of his shots from the field, and 32.8% from beyond the arc resulting in 1.2 triples per contest. Yacine Toumi tops the Purple Aces in rebounding (5.8 per game), and produces 10.4 points and 1.2 assists. He also posts 1 steal and 0.4 blocked shots. The Purple Aces get 7.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game from Antoine Smith Jr..
What you need to know about the Indiana State Sycamores
So far this season, seven out of Indiana State’s 20 MVC games have gone over the point total. On offense, the Sycamores are averaging 78.7 points per game (32nd-ranked in college basketball). They are giving up 68.9 points per contest at the other end of the court (145th-ranked). Indiana State ranks 212th in college basketball with 31.3 rebounds per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 135th with 30.4 rebounds allowed per contest.
Indiana State ranks 25th-best in the country by draining 9.2 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 182nd in college basketball at 34.3%. The Sycamores are surrendering 6.5 treys per game (85th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 31.9% three-point percentage (67th-ranked).
The Sycamores have a 9-1 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall in their last 10 games. Indiana State has gone over the total in three of its last 10 outings. Indiana State has been racking up 80.2 points per contest in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 78.7 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Indiana State has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 66.5 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 68.9 it has conceded per game this year.
What you need to know about the Evansville Purple Aces
So far this year, 12 out of Evansville’s 20 MVC games with an over/under have hit the over. On offense, the Purple Aces are the ninth-worst team in college basketball (62.5 points per game). On defense, they are 320th (75.4 points allowed per game). Evansville is the 19th-worst squad in the nation in rebounds per game (28.2) and 12th-worst in rebounds allowed (34.6).
Evansville is 301st in the nation in 3-pointers made (6.2 per game) and 297th in 3-point percentage (32.1%). The Purple Aces are 332nd in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (8.7 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage defensively (37.8%).
The Purple Aces have a 3-6-1 record against the spread while going 1-9 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Evansville has hit the over three times. In its previous 10 games, Evansville is scoring 64 points per game, 1.5 more than its season average (62.5). While the Purple Aces are allowing 75.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse over their last 10 games, allowing 75.5 points per contest.
Indiana State vs. Evansville Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is Indiana State, and we project that Indiana State will cover the spread (Indiana State -16.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 145.5 points.
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