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    The Illinois State Redbirds (6-10, 1-4 MVC) will look to stop a three-game losing streak when they visit the Evansville Purple Aces (4-12, 0-5 MVC) at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 7, 2023 as 1-point favorites. The Purple Aces have also lost three games in a row. The over/under in the matchup is set at 131.5.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Redbirds vs. Purple Aces

    • Game Day: Saturday, January 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • Location: Evansville, Indiana
    • Arena: Ford Center
    Illinois State vs Evansville Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Illinois State -1 131.5

    Illinois State Betting Stats & Information

    • Illinois State has won 71.4% of its games this season when favored on the moneyline (5-2).
    • The Redbirds have not yet played as a moneyline favorite of -115 or shorter.
    • The Redbirds have a 5-11-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The Purple Aces have a 6-9 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 1 point or more.
    • The average total Illinois State has had in its matchups this year is 3.5 more points than this particular game’s point total.

    Evansville Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Evansville has won four out of the 15 games, or 26.7%, in which it has been the underdog.
    • The Purple Aces have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the -105 odds on them winning this game.
    • So far this season, the Purple Aces have put together a 6-10-0 record against the spread.
    • The Purple Aces have a 6-9 record against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this year.
    • The average total in Evansville’s games this year is 3.6 more points than the point total of 131.5 in this outing.

    Illinois State vs. Evansville Season Stat Comparison

    Illinois State Rank Illinois State AVG Evansville AVG Evansville Rank
    315th 66.3 Points Scored 62 349th
    186th 68.8 Points Allowed 73.1 281st
    293rd 29.9 Rebounds 29.8 299th
    277th 7.6 Off. Rebounds 6.9 315th
    193rd 7.4 3pt Made 5.8 319th
    331st 11 Assists 10.2 351st
    300th 13.8 Turnovers 11.8 119th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Illinois State Redbirds Leaders

    • The Redbirds leader in points and rebounds is Kendall Lewis, who scores 11.3 points and grabs 6.7 boards per game.
    • Darius Burford leads Illinois State in assists, averaging 2.3 per game while also scoring 11 points per contest.
    • The Redbirds get the most three-point shooting production out of Malachi Poindexter, who makes 1.5 threes per game.

    Evansville Purple Aces Leaders

    • Kenny Strawbridge is at the top of the Purple Aces scoring leaderboard with 16 points per game. He also grabs 4.1 rebounds and dishes out 2.4 assists per game.
    • The Evansville leaders in rebounding and assists are Yacine Toumi with 5.7 rebounds per game (he also adds 10.4 points and 1.2 assists per game) and Marvin Coleman with 2.9 assists per game (he also tacks on 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game).
    • Blaise Beauchamp averages 1.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Purple Aces.
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