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Evansville Purple Aces vs TCU Horned Frogs in college hoops odds

TCU Horned FrogsEvansville Purple Aces
Dec 3, 8:05 PM | Ford Center

TCU Horned Frogs vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds


TCU pays a visit to Evansville on Saturday, hoping to send the Purple Aces to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Ford Center.

The Purple Aces bring a 3-2 record (1-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-2 Horned Frogs, who are 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Evansville go 3-0 so far and the Horned Frogs go 2-2.

View TCU vs Evansville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Purple Aces as 4.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Purple Aces at No. 258 and the Horned Frogs at No. 152 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-74 result in favor of the Horned Frogs.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Evansville's No. 85-ranked scoring average of 74 PPG, against a Horned Frogs defense rated No. 179 and allowing 67.1 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 47% to date this season, more than the Horned Frogs shooters have managed so far (44% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, TCU owns the country's No. 192-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. Evansville, on the other hand, rates No. 164 in scoring at home.

TCU won its last outing, a 77-72 result against Lamar on November 30. The Horned Frogs grabbed a 77-72 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from Kyan Anderson at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Evansville was a 62-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Alabama State. Kenneth Harris scored 16 points leading the Purple Aces to a 62-55 victory over Alabama State at Ford Center on Tuesday.

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas Tech are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing North Carolina are 1-1
After playing Alabama State are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Horned Frogs at Purple Aces trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of TCU's last 16 games on the road
TCU is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Evansville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
TCU home to Texas Tech, Tuesday, December 6
Evansville at North Carolina, Tuesday, December 6