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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks visit Evansville Purple Aces in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksEvansville Purple Aces
1-4December 07, 2013, 02:05 | Ford Center5-3

Evansville will look to improve on its 5-3 record on Saturday when they host Miami (Ohio) in NCAA basketball odds action at Ford Center.

This season, the Purple Aces are 5-3 overall and 2-3 ATS, while the RedHawks are 1-4 and 2-2 ATS. As for the totals, Evansville boasts a 3-1 on the OU, and Miami (Ohio) is 3-1.

View Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Purple Aces as -9.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 218-ranked Purple Aces and the No. 334-rated RedHawks in this matchup.

Miami (Ohio) was a 94-87 winner in its last match at home against IUPU Fort Wayne. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The RedHawks got a terrific 26-point effort from Will Felder as Miami (Ohio) defeated IUPU Fort Wayne 94-87 on Tuesday at Millett Hall.

Evansville was a 65-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Murray State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. D.J. Balentine went off for 25 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Murray State handed Evansville a 65-63 defeat at CFSB Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting RedHawks rank No. 203 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.6 per game. That compares with Evansville’s No. 241 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Evansville is college basketball's No. 219-ranked team at 4.62 per game, while the RedHawks rate No. 185 with 5.2 per game.

A few RedHawks at Purple Aces trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games
Miami (Ohio) is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Evansville
Miami (Ohio) is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Evansville
Evansville is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Evansville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Evansville is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Evansville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami (Ohio)

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) home to Wright State, Sunday, December 15th
Evansville at Xavier, Tuesday, December 10th