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Evansville Purple Aces vs Alabama State Hornets Preview

Alabama State HornetsEvansville Purple Aces
Dec 15, 2:05 PM | Ford Center

Alabama State Hornets vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds

1-7TEAM RECORD5-4

The Alabama State Hornets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Purple Aces in Evansville at Ford Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

Evansville battles the Hornets, currently sitting with a 1-7 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-0 for the Purple Aces and 0-0 for the Hornets.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Purple Aces, most recently No. 194 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hornets, who rate No. 347 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-46 victory for the Purple Aces.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 269 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.6 per game. That compares with Evansville’s No. 313 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Evansville is college basketball's No. 125-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 239 with 5.4 per game.

Defensively, Alabama State features the nation's No. 313-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 259 nationally in scoring at home.

Alabama State was a 74-68 winner in its last match at home against Troy. Shawntez Patterson scored 12 points leading the Hornets to a 74-68 victory over Troy at ASU Acadome on Thursday.

Evansville was an 82-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Murray State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Ned Cox scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Purple Aces to a win (they lost 82-70 to Murray State at Ford Center on Saturday).

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland City are 1-1
After playing Murray State are 0-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Hornets at Purple Aces trends to consider:
Evansville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Evansville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Alabama State at Georgia Tech, Monday, December 17
Evansville home to Oakland City, Tuesday, December 18

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