Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds
Ford Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Evansville Purple Aces and the visiting Eastern Kentucky Colonels in college hoops action on Saturday.
Evansville battles the Colonels, currently sitting with a 25-9 mark (14-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-11-1 for the Purple Aces and 12-11-1 for the Colonels.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 143-rated Eastern Kentucky taking on the No. 167-rated Purple Aces in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-72 win for the Colonels on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Evansville has the nation's No. 150-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Colonels defense ranks No. 138 allowing on average 65.2 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 43.8% so far, less than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.
Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.4 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 132 nationally in scoring at home.
Eastern Kentucky won its last outing, a 69-62 result against Gardner-Webb on March 19. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Eastern Kentucky got 26 points from Corey Walden en route to a 69-62 victory over Gardner-Webb on Tuesday at Paul Porter Arena.
Evansville was an 84-72 winner in its last match at home against Tennessee State. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Evansville earned an 84-72 victory over Tennessee State on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Colt Ryan at Ford Center.
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