Yale Bulldogs visit Evansville Purple Aces in college basketball clash
Yale Bulldogs vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds
The Evansville Purple Aces will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Yale Bulldogs at Ford Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 0-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Purple Aces are 1-1 ATS. Yale is 0-0 against the total, while Evansville is 0-0 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 278-ranked Purple Aces and the No. 89-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 52-45 win for the Purple Aces on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Evansville has the nation's No. 338-rated offensive output, at 49.5 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 268 allowing on average 73 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 32.8% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 36.4% per game.
Defensively, Yale features the nation's No. 233-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 283 nationally in scoring at home.
Yale was a 61-35 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. Yale was run off the court by the Hawks on Monday as Saint Joseph's routed them 61-35 at Hagan Arena.
Evansville lost its last outing, a 56-50 result against Buffalo on November 15. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Evansville got 14 points from Lewis Jones but lost anyway, 56-50, to Buffalo on Thursday at Ford Center.
Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-4
After a loss are 6-4
Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Western Illinois are 2-1
After playing Buffalo are 2-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bulldogs at Purple Aces trends to consider:
Yale is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Evansville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Evansville is 17-7-1 ATS in its last 25 games
Evansville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Yale home to Buffalo, Saturday, November 17
Evansville home to Western Illinois, Saturday, November 17