College Insider Tournament - Evansville Purple Aces visit East Carolina Pirates in college basketball clash
Evansville Purple Aces vs East Carolina Pirates Odds
The East Carolina Pirates will hit the floor running against the visiting Evansville Purple Aces Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Pirates sit at 21-12 (14-10-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Purple Aces are currently 21-14 (20-11-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? East Carolina is 16-6-1 OU, and Evansville is 16-11-1 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 121 and the Purple Aces at No. 167 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-75 result in favor of the Pirates.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Purple Aces rank No. 225 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.4 per game. That compares with East Carolina’s No. 108 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where East Carolina is college basketball's No. 27-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Purple Aces rate No. 200 with 5.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Evansville owns the country's No. 149-rated mark, allowing 68.7 points per game on the highway. East Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.
Evansville was an 84-83 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Canisius. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Colt Ryan poured in a team-high 39 points for Evansville on Tuesday, as they defeated Canisius 84-83 at Koessler Center.
East Carolina was a 70-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Pirates grabbed a 70-58 win over the Greyhounds on Tuesday, behind a 20-point effort from Maurice Kemp at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
A few Purple Aces at Pirates trends to consider:
Evansville is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
East Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
East Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of East Carolina's last 16 games