Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Evansville Purple Aces Preview
Evansville Purple Aces vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish 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 Fighting Irish currently sports a 0-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Purple Aces are 0-0 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Fighting Irish produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Purple Aces have gone 0-0 against the number.
The Purple Aces were listed as 13-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Fighting Irish, most recently No. 60 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Purple Aces, who rate No. 278 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 2-0 victory for the Fighting Irish.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Notre Dame has the nation's No. 118-rated offensive output, at 0 PPG. The visiting Purple Aces defense ranks No. 1 allowing on average 0 PPG. The Fighting Irish FG% has averaged 0% so far, almost the same as the Purple Aces marksmen have achieved on the year, 0% per game.
Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 67 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Evansville, they were a 95-86 loser as they battled Princeton at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. Evansville got 29 points from Colt Ryan on the way to a 95-86 loss against Princeton on Tuesday at Ford Center.
Notre Dame was a 67-63 loser in their most recent outing at home against Xavier. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Notre Dame got 18 points from Jack Cooley but lost anyway, 67-63, to Xavier on Friday at Greensboro Coliseum.
Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 3-0
After playing Princeton are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Monmouth are 2-0
After playing Xavier are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4
A few Purple Aces at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Evansville's last 11 games on the road
Evansville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Notre Dame is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 8 games at home
Notre Dame is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Notre Dame is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Evansville home to Buffalo, Thursday, November 15
Notre Dame home to Monmouth, Monday, November 12