Missouri State Bears vs. Evansville Purple Aces: 2/26/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on February 26, 2021

A game after he scored 29 points in a 68-53 win over Southern Illinois, Gaige Prim leads the Missouri State Bears (15-5) on the road against the Evansville Purple Aces (8-14) on Friday, February 26, 2021. The Bears are favored by 5.5 points in the matchup, which starts at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has a point total of 135.

Betting Information

Missouri State vs Evansville Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Missouri State -5.5 -112 -110 135 -113 -108 -246 200

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Total Facts

  • The Bears and their opponents have scored more than 135 points in 65% of their games this season (13 of 20 opportunities).
  • Evansville has played in nine games this year (out of 22 total matchups — 40.9% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 135 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 3.4 more points per game (138.4) than this matchup’s over/under of 135 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 135.5 points per game, 0.5 more than the point total for this game.
  • The Bears average point total in outings this year is 139.4, 4.4 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average over/under for Purple Aces games this season is 0.6 fewer points than the point total of 135 for this outing.

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Missouri State Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Missouri State has been strong this season, posting an 11-6-1 record.
  • The Bears have posted a winning record of 5-1 against the spread when the spread is -5.5 or higher.
  • The Bears have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 8 of 18 contests this season, a rate of 44.4%

Evansville Betting Information

  • The Purple Aces record against the spread is 11-11.
  • When they are at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Purple Aces have not fared well, going 0-1 against the spread.
  • Evansville and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 12 of 22 (54.5%).

Head to Head

Missouri State vs Evansville (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/18/2020 Missouri State -2.5 131 -158 +127 Regular Season 68-58 MSRST
12/31/2019 Missouri State -6 133.5 -273 +212 Regular Season 65-52 MSRST
2/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-56 MSRST
1/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-64 EVANS

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Missouri State Leaders

  • Prim leads the Bears in rebounds and assists. Prim averages 16.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.
  • Isiaih Mosley is the Bears scoring leader, averaging 19.7 points per game. He adds 6.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per contest.
  • Ja’Monta Black leads the Bears in three-point shooting with an average of 2.5 threes per game.
  • Prim is Missouri State’s leader in steals and blocks, racking up 1.2 steals and 1.3 blocks per game.

Evansville Leaders

  • Jawaun Newton averages 12.9 points per game and is the top scorer for the Purple Aces.
  • Jax Levitch is atop the Purple Aces rebounding leaderboard with 5.0 rebounds per game, and Shamar Givance paces the squad in assists with 4.0 per contest.
  • Noah Frederking’s 2.4 made threes per game lead the Purple Aces.
  • Evansville’s leader in steals is Givance with 1.6 per game, and its leader in blocks is Evan Kuhlman with 0.6 per game.
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