Valparaiso vs Evansville: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 31, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 31, 2021

The Valparaiso Crusaders (6-9) will look to build on a three-game winning streak when they visit the Evansville Purple Aces (3-6) on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Ford Center as just 1-point favorites. The matchup airs at 4:00 PM ET on ESP3. The matchup has an over/under of 129.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 31, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Valparaiso Betting Information

  • The Crusaders are under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 4-7-1
  • When favored by at least 1 point, the Crusaders are 1-2 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Only 5 of 12 Valparaiso games this season (41.7%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.

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

Valparaiso Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ben Krikke 15 12.5 4.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.1
Donovan Clay 15 11.5 5.5 2.3 1.1 1.6 0.8
Nick Robinson 8 9.1 3.6 2.0 1.5 0.5 0.9
Eron Gordon 15 8.2 5.1 1.5 0.9 0.4 1.2
Sheldon Edwards 14 7.3 2.4 1.0 0.4 0.3 0.9

Evansville Betting Information

  • The Purple Aces have generally come up short ATS this season, with a 2-7 record.
  • The Purple Aces only hold a 1-3 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least a 1-point underdog.
  • The Purple Aces and their opponents have regularly failed to covered the over/under this season, doing so in 44.4% (4) of their nine games played.

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
Jawaun Newton 11 12.5 3.6 2.5 0.8 0.4 1.5
Shamar Givance 14 11.9 4.2 4.1 1.2 0.1 1.2
Noah Frederking 14 11.6 2.9 0.8 0.6 0.2 2.6
Samari Curtis 8 10.8 3.5 0.9 0.6 0.3 1.9
Evan Kuhlman 14 8.8 3.3 1.5 0.6 0.9 1.7

Total Facts

  • Valparaiso’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday’s matchup point total (129 points) in 80% of opportunities (12 out of 15 matchups).
  • In six out of Evansville’s nine games this year (66.7%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the over/under in Sunday’s matchup.
  • The total for the contest of 129 is 2.9 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Crusaders (69 points per game) and the Purple Aces (62.9 points per game).
  • The 141.9 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 12.9 more than the 129 over/under in this contest.
  • The Crusaders have seen a 139.8 average over/under in their games this season, 10.8 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Purple Aces games have a total points bet of 134 points this season, five points more than the over/under for this game.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/5/2020 Valparaiso Neutral Court -7 133 -331 +255 Conference Tournament 58-55 VALPO
1/26/2020 Valparaiso Valparaiso -12.5 143 -1033 +640 Regular Season 67-65 VALPO
1/4/2020 Evansville Evansville -1.5 146.5 -125 +102 Regular Season 81-79 VALPO
3/2/2019 N/A Valparaiso N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-63 EVANS
2/2/2019 N/A Evansville N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-53 EVANS

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