Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Aces versus the Bulldogs? Tip off is at at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at The Knapp Center in Des Moines, IA. The odds for this Missouri Valley conference game currently have the Bulldogs as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 146.5 points.
EVANSVILLE ACES VS DRAKE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Evansville Aces +17.5
This game will be played at The Knapp Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE EVANSVILLE ACES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Even though we have Drake winning straight-up, we like Evansville at +17.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can the Aces Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
Evansville will be looking to snap a three-game road losing streak when they take on Drake. So far this season, the Aces have gone 4-5 on the road compared to 6-2 at home.
Overall, Evansville has gone 11-7, including a 2-5 record in Missouri Valley Conference games. They have gone 9-2 in non-conference games.
Evansville has been a solid ATS team this season, going 10-7. On the road, they have a record of 6-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Aces are 6-4 ATS.
So far this season, the over/under record for Evansville games is 7-10. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points, which is lower than their season average of 149.1. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is similar to their average OU line of 146.5 for the season.
In their latest game, Evansville offense put up 78 points against Valparaiso. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50.9% and made 10 threes. The team’s top scorer is Ben Humrichous, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.8, while Yacine Toumi also maintains a PPG average of 10.7 leading up to the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Evansville defense is giving up an average of 73.6 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Evansville defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Valparaiso knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 75 points.
Can the Bulldogs Please their Home Crowd?
Drake enters this game with a 15-3 record, including a perfect 10-0 mark at home. The Bulldogs have won three straight games, and they are 6-1 in Missouri Valley Conference action.
For the season, Drake has been favored in 16 of its 18 games, going 13-3 in those contests. The Bulldogs’ average scoring margin at home this year is +16.0 points per game.
Drake has an ATS record of 9-8 this season, going 6-4 vs. the spread as the favorite. Their ATS mark at home is 6-4 and they have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are 6-4 vs. the spread.
Drake’s over/under record for the season sits at 8-9 and the average scoring total in their games is 146.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games of 145.3 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.
The Drake offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against Illinois State. They posted a field goal percentage of 55.9% and connected on 8 threes. Tucker DeVries is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 20.6. Meanwhile, Atin Wright also brings a PPG average of 14.7 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Drake defense is giving up an average of 67.8 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. Evansville. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.4%.