The Evansville Aces (9-15, 0-11 MVC) look to snap their 11-game losing streak when they clash with the Bradley Braves (15-9, 6-5 MVC) at Carver Arena. The game will air on CBS Sports Network at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
Evansville Aces vs. Bradley Braves ATS Prediction
In the Aces’ last game, they were topped by the Southern Illinois Salukis, 64-60. Southern Illinois’ 30.0 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over Evansville, who had a mark of 20.0. The Salukis’ mark was above their season average of 20.9, while the Aces’ was below the 30.0 mark opponents have averaged against Southern Illinois this season. K.J. Riley was the game’s leading scorer with 24 points on 7-for-13 shooting.
The Braves lost to the Drake Bulldogs in their last matchup, 73-60. Getting to the free throw line was one of Drake’s largest advantages. They had 27 free throw attempts, while Bradley had 20. With 12 points and 11 rebounds, Bradley’s Ja’Shon Henry put together a solid game.
Bradley appears to have the advantage on the defensive side of the ball. The Braves rank 40th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.456), while Evansville is 210th in effective field goal percentage (0.493).
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. In the first, Nate Kennell scored a game-high 17 points and the Braves topped the Aces 72-52. He also put up 10 rebounds. The Braves had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (36.6 vs. 10.8) and had a much better turnover percentage (10.9 vs. 18.6).
Evansville Aces vs. Bradley Braves ATS Pick
Free Pick: ATS Winner – Evansville, O/U – Over
Evansville ranks 21st in three pointers allowed per game (17.8) while Bradley ranks 244th (25.1).
The Braves rank 43rd in rebounds per game (39.0) while the Aces rank 259th (32.8).
Evansville ranks 46th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while Bradley ranks 116th (6.5).
The Aces rank 43rd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Braves rank 71st (3.0).
Bradley averages 13.9 assists per game, which ranks 89th in the nation. Evansville ranks 90th in assists allowed per game (11.8).
The Aces’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.4, up from 6.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Braves have scored an average of 63.8 points per game (7.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.6 points per game (0.8 above their season average).