Missouri State Bears vs. Evansville Aces ATS Prediction 01/18/20

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The Evansville Aces (9-9, 0-5 MVC) welcome the Missouri State Bears (8-10, 2-3 MVC) to Ford Center. The Aces look to snap their five-game losing streak. The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Missouri State Bears at Evansville Aces Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last matchup. The Aces were blown out by the Indiana State Sycamores, 65-42, while the Bears were beaten by the Bradley Braves, 91-78.

Missouri State did a fantastic job of making free throws (19-23; 82.6 percent) while Evansville had a better turnover percentage (21.3 vs. 15.8). Sam Cunliffe played a pivotal role for Evansville with 12 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Keandre Cook played well for Missouri State, recording 22 points.

In their first matchup this year, Lamont West led the Bears to a 65-52 victory. He produced 13 points and six rebounds. Missouri State’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over Evansville. The Bears had a rate of 0.176, while the Aces posted a mark of 0.083.

Second-chance points might be scarce for Evansville in this battle. The Aces currently rank 340th in offensive rebounding percentage (20.9 percent), while Missouri State ranks 89th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.4 percent).

Missouri State Bears vs. Evansville Aces Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Missouri State, ATS Winner – Missouri State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Missouri State ranks 28th in rebounds allowed per game (31.3) while Evansville ranks 225th (37.7).
  • The Aces rank 28th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Bears rank 64th (3.1).
  • Missouri State ranks 37th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while Evansville ranks 73rd (11.5).
  • The Aces rank 31st in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Bears rank 109th (6.5).
  • Evansville ranks 28th in three pointers allowed per game (18.2) while Missouri State ranks 84th (20.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Aces’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 18.4, up from 4.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bears have scored an average of 65.0 points per game (2.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.6 points per game (3.2 above their season average).