Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bulldogs and Aces. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Aces at Ford Center in Evansville, IN. Get ready to place your bets! Drake is favored by -8.5 in this Missouri Valley conference matchup the against Evansville. The over/under for the game is set at 144 points.

DRAKE BULLDOGS VS EVANSVILLE ACES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Evansville Aces +8.5

This game will be played at Ford Center at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, February 13th.

WHY BET THE EVANSVILLE ACES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Aces.
  • Not only will Evansville pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Drake Pull Off a Road Win?

Drake enters this game as an 8.5-point favorite. So far this season, the Bulldogs have been favored in 20 games and have gone 16-4 in those contests. Their record overall is 20-5, and they have gone 10-3 in Missouri Valley Conference games.

As for their road record, it sits at 5-5. In their last 10 games away from home, the Bulldogs have gone 5-5. In their most recent game, they defeated Bradley by a score of 74-67.

When looking at Drake’s ATS record this season, they are currently 12-11. In their 20 games as the favorite, they have gone 10-10 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 4-6, while their last 3 road ATS mark is 1-2.

Drake’s over/under record for the season is 11-12 and today’s line of 144 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (145.3). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Drake offense tallied 74 points in a matchup against Bradley. Their field goal percentage for the game was 49.1%, and they made 8 threes. Offensively, the Bulldogs have a season long field goal percentage of 48%, which is 50th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 219th in percentage and 117th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 93rd rank in the nation, allowing 68.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Bradley, the Braves finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 67 points vs. Drake.

Can the Aces Please their Home Crowd?

Evansville enters this game as an underdog, and they have been the underdog in 18 of their 25 games this season. They have a record of 9-9 in those games, and they are 5-1 when they are favored.

At home, the Aces have been terrific, going 9-2 this season. They have won four straight games at home, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 8-2.

As the underdog, Evansville has been a solid bet vs. the spread this season, going 13-5. They have also been excellent vs. the spread as the underdog recently, going 7-3 in their last 10 games in that role. At home, the Aces are 7-4 vs. the spread this season and 6-4 in their last 10 games. Overall, their ATS record is 16-8 this year.

Evansville’s over/under record for the season sits at 9-15 and the average scoring total in their games is 144.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 144 is just below the average OU line in their games this year (145.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2. On the season, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 144.

The Aces’ offense finished with 70 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 73 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Yacine Toumi, who holds an average of 11.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Ben Humrichous is averaging 15.1 points per game this season.

Currently, the Aces’ defense holds the 181st rank in the nation, allowing 72.4 points per game. Evansville’s three-point defense is currently 216th in the country at 8.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.4% of their shots vs. Evansville.