Illinois State vs Evansville Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - MVC Tournament

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Illinois State vs Evansville Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - MVC Tournament

The No. 7 seed Illinois State Redbirds (15-16, 9-11 MVC) and the No. 10 seed Evansville Purple Aces (15-16, 6-14 MVC) square off in the MVC tournament Thursday at Enterprise Center, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Illinois State vs. Evansville Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Arena: Enterprise Center

Before you decide to wager on Illinois State-Evansville outing (in which Illinois State is a 3.5-point favorite and the total has been set at 134.5 points), keep reading for a few betting insights and trends for Thursday's game.

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Illinois State vs. Evansville: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Illinois State is 14-16-0 ATS this season.
  • Evansville is 17-13-0 ATS this year.
  • Illinois State covers the spread when it is a 3.5-point favorite or more 33.3% of the time. That's less often than Evansville covers as an underdog of 3.5 or more (44.4%).
  • In home games, the Redbirds have a worse record against the spread (7-8-0) compared to their ATS record in away games (6-6-0).
  • In 2023-24 against the spread, the Purple Aces have a better winning percentage at home (.571, 8-6-0 record) than on the road (.533, 8-7-0).
  • Against the spread, in conference play, Illinois State is 10-10-0 this season.
  • Against the spread in MVC games, Evansville is 9-11-0 this season.

Illinois State vs. Evansville: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Illinois State has won in eight, or 57.1%, of the 14 contests it has been named as the moneyline favorite in this year.
  • The Redbirds have a win-loss record of 5-4 when favored by -166 or better by sportsbooks this year.
  • Evansville has been the underdog on the moneyline 25 total times this season. Evansville has finished 10-15 in those games.
  • The Purple Aces have gone 2-13 in games they have played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +138 or longer (13.3%).
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Illinois State has a 62.4% chance of pulling out a win.

Illinois State vs. Evansville Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Illinois State scores 66.9 points per game (327th in college basketball) and allows 67.9 (70th in college basketball) for a -31 scoring differential overall.
  • Myles Foster leads Illinois State, scoring 12.2 points per game (669th in college basketball).
  • Evansville has a -53 scoring differential, falling short by 1.7 points per game. It is putting up 72.4 points per game, 219th in college basketball, and is giving up 74.1 per outing to rank 247th in college basketball.
  • Ben Humrichous is 266th in the nation with a team-leading 15.2 points per game.
  • The 34.9 rebounds per game the Redbirds average rank 203rd in the country, and are two more than the 32.9 their opponents record per outing.
  • Foster paces the Redbirds with 8.1 rebounds per game (83rd in college basketball action).
  • The 34 rebounds per game the Purple Aces accumulate rank 266th in the nation, 1.2 fewer than the 35.2 their opponents grab.
  • Yacine Toumi's 6.3 rebounds per game lead the Purple Aces and rank 280th in college basketball.
  • Illinois State averages 91.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (252nd in college basketball), and gives up 93.1 points per 100 possessions (193rd in college basketball).
  • The Purple Aces' 94 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 204th in college basketball, and the 96.2 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 277th in college basketball.

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