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NCAA hoops odds preview - Tennessee Tech vs. Evansville

Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesEvansville Purple Aces
Dec 17, 2:05 PM | Ford Center

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds


Tennessee Tech travels to Evansville on Saturday, hoping to boost its 5-4 record with a victory over the Purple Aces.

Evansville will face the 5-4 Golden Eagles, who own a 2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Purple Aces are 3-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 0-3 favoring the OVER.

View Tennessee Tech vs Evansville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 321-rated Purple Aces and the No. 280-ranked Golden Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-71 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Evansville's No. 334-rated squad against Tennessee Tech's No. 234-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Evansville rates No. 184 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 251 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Tennessee Tech owns the country's No. 114-rated mark, allowing 67.7 points per game on the highway. Evansville, on the other hand, rates No. 135 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tennessee Tech was an 89-87 winner at home against Lipscomb. The Golden Eagles got a terrific 29-point effort from Kevin Murphy as Tennessee Tech defeated Lipscomb 89-87 on Saturday at Eblen Center.

Evansville won its last outing, an 86-65 result against North Carolina A&T on December 10. Evansville cruised to victory on Saturday, running North Carolina A&T out of the gym and running up an 86-65 score at Ford Center.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Lipscomb are 2-2
After a win are 6-4

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 0-4
After playing North Carolina A&T are 1-0
After a win are 3-7

A few Golden Eagles at Purple Aces trends to consider:
Tennessee Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Evansville is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Tennessee Tech at West Virginia, Monday, December 19
Evansville at Miami (Ohio), Tuesday, December 20