The Aces and Sycamores are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Sycamores will host the game at Hulman Center in Terre Haute, IN. The over/under for this game is set at 159 points, and the Sycamores are the home favorites against the Aces in a Missouri Valley conference matchup.
EVANSVILLE ACES VS INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Evansville Aces +14
This game will be played at Hulman Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.
WHY BET THE EVANSVILLE ACES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Sycamores.
- Even though we have Indiana State winning straight-up, we like Evansville at +14.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 159 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Do the Aces Stand a Chance in Terre Haute?
Evansville comes into today’s game against Indiana State with a 10-3 record on the season. In their previous ten road games, which includes last year, Evansville has gone 4-6. As of today, Evansville holds a 9-3 ATS record. In their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.
So far, Evansville’s games have averaged 150.7 points per game with the average over/under line being 146 points. In their most recent three games, the Aces’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 151 points per game.
In their most recent game, the Evansville offense put up just 58 points vs. the Cincinnati Bearcats. Overall, they are now averaging 80.6 points per game which is 67th in the country. Offensively, the Aces hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 92nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 277th in terms of percentage and 272nd in three-pointers made.
So far, the Aces’ defense is ranked 134th in the country at 70.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. Indiana State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.1%.
Will Indiana State Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
Indiana State enters their 14th game of the season with an 11-2 record. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, Indiana State has gone 8-2. As Indiana State enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 8-4. So far this season, when playing at home, Indiana State has a 4-1 vs. the spread record, while in their previous ten home games, they have gone 5-4 ATS.
Up to this point, games involving Indiana State have had an average of 160 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 155.9 points. Their over/under record is 9-3-0. When looking at the Sycamores’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0, with their games averaging 158 points per game.
The Indiana State offense is coming off a game where they scored 75 points against Michigan State. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.9% and connected on 14 threes. Isaiah Swope was the leading scorer for the Sycamores, putting up 26 points. In addition, Ryan Conwell contributed 16 points.
At present, the Sycamores’ defense is nationally ranked 157th, allowing 72.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Indiana State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.8% this season.