A game after he scored 32 points in an 85-71 win over Evansville, Joseph Yesufu leads the Drake Bulldogs (17-2) at home against the Evansville Purple Aces (5-11) as 11.5-point favorites. The matchup, which tips off at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, February 22, 2021, airs on ESPN+. The matchup has a point total of 134.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 22, 2021, 1:19 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bulldogs (-11.5)

The DraftKings line for this game has the Bulldogs favored by 11.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by considerably more (16.3 points). Put your money on the Bulldogs.

Pick OU:
Over (134.5)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (138.0 points) slightly higher than the DraftKings over/under (134.5 points).

Prediction: Drake 77, Evansville 61

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Bulldogs this season is 74.6 points, 1.6 more points than their implied total of 73 points in Monday’s game.
  • Drake is aiming to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (73) for the 14th time this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Purple Aces (68.1) is 6.1 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (62).
  • Evansville has scored more than 62 points in eight games this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Drake and Evansville Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 11.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Bulldogs 12-4 3-3 10-6
Purple Aces 6-10 0-0 9-7

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/21/2021 Evansville Win 85-71 2/21/2021 Drake Loss 85-71
2/17/2021 Northern Iowa Win 77-69 2/17/2021 Indiana State Loss 87-73
2/14/2021 Loyola Chicago Win 51-50 2/14/2021 Indiana State Loss 76-70
2/13/2021 Loyola Chicago Loss 81-54 2/7/2021 Loyola Chicago Loss 69-58
2/10/2021 Northern Iowa Win 80-59 2/6/2021 Loyola Chicago Loss 68-55

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