Evansville Purple Aces vs Illinois State Redbirds 1/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews
The Evansville Purple Aces will meet with the Illinois State Redbirds in a Missouri Valley Conference clash in Redbird Arena, IL, on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET. The Evansville Purple Aces fell to 4-12 on the season after losing their fifth straight match, 77-48, against the 22nd-ranked Loyola Chicago Ramblers on Tuesday night.
Evansville had an early lead over Loyola Chicago and trailed by just 30-24 at halftime. However, in the second half, Loyola Chicago overpowered Evansville on both sides of the court, and the Purple Aces were unable to come back after going behind 51-31 with 11:36 remaining on the clock.
Loyola Chicago shot 62.8 percent from the field and 58.8 percent from beyond the arc, while Evansville shot 32.7 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from beyond the arc.
Shamar Givance led the Purple Aces with 12 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Evansville is generating 59.8 points per game on 39.5 percent shooting from the field this season. The Purple Aces are hitting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc, posting 8.4 three-pointers per game.
Evansville’s opponents are averaging 68.0 points per game on 48.0 percent shooting from outside the arc. The Purple Aces have a 0.5 turnover margin and a -4.8 rebound margin.
- The University of Evansville Purple Aces is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches.
- Evansville is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 matches against Illinois State.
- The Purple Aces are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 matches in the Missouri Valley Conference.
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After beating the Bradley Braves 74-65 on Sunday, the Illinois State Redbirds ended a three-game winless skid and moved to 9-8 on the season.
Illinois State was behind 40-26 at halftime, but in the second half, the Redbirds overpowered Bradley on both ends of the floor and were able to pull away after establishing a 59-52 lead with 4:32 remaining in regulation.
Bradley shot 41.4 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from beyond the arc, while Illinois State shot 43.9 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from beyond the arc.
Antonio Reeves led the way for the Redbirds with 24 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal. Illinois State is generating 79.7 points per game on 46.1 percent shooting from the field this season.
The Redbirds are hitting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc, posting 8.7 three-pointers per game. Illinois State’s opponents are averaging 77.6 points per game on 43.2 percent shooting from the field. The Redbirds have a -1.2 turnover margin and a -0.5 rebound margin.
- The University of Illinois State Redbirds is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 matches.
- Illinois State is 8-1 SU in their last 9 matches at home against Evansville.
- The Redbirds are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matches in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Evansville Purple Aces vs Illinois State Redbirds. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Illinois State Redbirds. Evansville suffered on the road recently, dropping their past two road matches by an average of 27 points per game against Northern Iowa and Bradley, and it’s difficult to see Evansville having much success in this one against an Illinois State team that is 8-2 at home.
Illinois State can produce with the best of them, and I don’t believe Evansville will be able to keep up with them offensively in this one. I predict Illinois State wins by double figures and covers the spread. The Illinois State Redbirds will win to a predicted score of 76-68.
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Evansville Purple Aces Illinois State Redbirds 1/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews
NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET
Location: Redbird Arena, IL
Date: Friday, January 21, 2022
NCAAB Odds: Illinois State Redbirds -7
NCAAB Totals: 140.5