The Evansville Aces (9-17, 0-13 MVC), who are currently riding a 13-game losing streak, look to get back in the win column when they head to Knapp Center to square off against the Drake Bulldogs (16-10, 6-7 MVC). Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 16, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Evansville Aces vs. Drake Bulldogs ATS Preview
The last time the Aces played, they lost to the Loyola Chicago Ramblers, 73-66. Evansville’s K.J. Riley had a solid performance, leading both teams in scoring with 28 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Loyola Chicago had a turnover percentage of 13.3 (better than their season average of 18.5). Evansville, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.326 (above their season average of 0.238).
The Bulldogs are trying to rebound after their 97-62 loss to the Missouri State Bears in their last matchup. With 13 points, D.J. Wilkins put together a solid performance for Drake. Missouri State had a turnover percentage of 9.8 (better than their season average of 17.6). Drake, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.216 (above their season average of 0.194).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Bulldogs won 73-50. The Bulldogs dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.542 and a turnover percentage of 11.3. The Aces recorded marks of 0.368 and 15.5, respectively, for those same stats. Roman Penn was a top performer in the victory, with 14 points, eight assists and six rebounds.
Drake could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their elite offense faces off against one of the worst defenses in the country. The Bulldogs currently rank 55th in effective field goal percentage (0.530), while Evansville ranks 286th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.515). Additionally, the Aces rank 350th in offensive rebounding percentage (20.5 percent), while the Bulldogs rank 14th in defensive rebounding percentage (77.2 percent).
Evansville at Drake Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Evansville, ATS Winner – Evansville, O/U – Over
The Aces rank 47th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while the Bulldogs rank 125th (6.5).
Evansville is 29th in the NCAA with 2.5 blocks allowed per game while Drake is 46th with 2.7 blocks allowed per game.
Drake ranks 43rd in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while Evansville ranks 216th (36.7).
The Bulldogs rank 23rd in assists per game (15.6) while the Aces rank 193rd (12.2).
Evansville ranks 19th in three pointers allowed per game (17.5) while Drake ranks 175th (22.5).
The Bulldogs have been outscored by an average of 8.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Drake has defeated opponents by an average of 2.5 points.
During their last five games, the Aces have scored an average of 63.6 points per game (4.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.6 points per game (1.9 below their season average).