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Buffalo Bulls vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Evansville Purple Aces try to run the Buffalo Bulls off the court at Ford Center in college hoops action.
Evansville will face the 0-2 Bulls, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Purple Aces are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Evansville sat as 9-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Purple Aces at No. 278 and the Bulls at No. 39 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 52-45 result in favor of the Purple Aces.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Evansville's No. 233-rated squad against Buffalo's No. 260-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Evansville rates No. 204 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 186 nationally with 5.5 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Buffalo owns the country's No. 341-rated mark, allowing 95 points per game on the highway. Evansville, on the other hand, rates No. 275 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Buffalo was a 95-68 loser on the road against Florida State. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Buffalo was run off the court by the Seminoles on Monday as Florida State routed them 95-68 at Tucker Center.
In their last action, Evansville was a 58-49 loser on the road against Notre Dame. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs. Colt Ryan scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Purple Aces to a win (they lost 58-49 to Notre Dame at Joyce Center on Saturday).
Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Western Illinois are 6-2
After a loss are 5-5
Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bulls at Purple Aces trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Evansville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Evansville is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Evansville's last 9 games at home
Evansville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Buffalo home to Western Illinois, Friday, November 16
Evansville home to Yale, Friday, November 16