Evansville vs Illinois State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 9, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 9, 2021

The Illinois State Redbirds (3-3) are underdogs (by 4 points) to break a three-game road losing streak when they visit the Evansville Purple Aces (2-3) on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET. The point total in the matchup is set at 137.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 9, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Evansville Betting Information

  • With a mark of 1-4, Evansville has a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The Purple Aces are 0-1 against the spread this season when they are at least a 4-point favorite.
  • In 20% of its games this season (1/5), Evansville and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Purple Aces knocked off Southeast Missouri State 66-63 in their last contest on Tuesday. Shamar Givance racked up a team-high 20 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 5 points and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to go under the 136 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Evansville Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shamar Givance 10 13.5 3.9 3.6 1.2 0.1 1.1
Samari Curtis 6 13.3 3.3 0.7 0.8 0.3 2.3
Noah Frederking 10 12.8 3.0 0.9 0.5 0.3 2.7
Jawaun Newton 7 11.9 3.7 2.4 0.9 0.4 1.3
Evan Kuhlman 10 9.5 3.4 1.7 0.5 0.9 2.0

Illinois State Betting Information

  • Illinois State has consistently covered the spread this season with a record ATS of 3-2.
  • When they play as at least a 4-point underdog, the Redbirds routinely cover the spread with a 1-0 record against the spread.
  • Four of Illinois State’s five games (80%) this season have gone over the over/under.
  • Their last time out, the Redbirds saw DJ Horne put up a team-high 22 points to lead them to a 91-62 win over Chicago State on Tuesday. They were 22.5-point favorites and covered the spread, and the teams scored 153 total points to top the 150.5-point over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Illinois State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DJ Horne 8 14.3 3.4 3.0 1.4 0.3 2.5
Josiah Strong 8 13.8 3.4 4.3 0.6 0.3 2.5
Antonio Reeves 8 10.8 3.0 1.8 0.4 0.3 1.4
Dusan Mahorcic 5 9.6 7.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.0
Dedric Boyd 7 9.1 2.6 1.6 0.7 0.0 1.4

Total Facts

  • In Evansville’s matchups this season, the Purple Aces and their opponents have exceeded Saturday’s over/under of 137.5 points one time (20% of opportunities).
  • Six Illinois State games this year (100% of its matchups) ended with a final score greater than Saturday’s over/under of 137.5 points.
  • The over/under for the contest of 137.5 is 19.0 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Purple Aces (65.2 points per game) and the Redbirds (91.3 points per game).
  • The 155.1 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 17.6 more than the 137.5 over/under in this contest.
  • On average, the Purple Aces have seen a 138 over/under in their games this season, 0.5 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this game is 36.2 points fewer than the average over/under in Redbirds games this season (173.7 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Evansville Evansville -2.5 136 -149 +119 Regular Season 71-60 ILL ST
1/29/2020 Illinois State Illinois State -7 132 -335 +255 Regular Season 77-66 ILL ST
1/19/2019 N/A Evansville N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-70 ILL ST
1/5/2019 N/A Illinois State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 58-46 ILL ST

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