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Ohio Bobcats host Evansville Purple Aces in college basketball action

Evansville Purple AcesOhio Bobcats
5-1November 30, 2013, 02:00 | Ohio University Convocation Center5-1

Ohio will look to improve on its 5-1 record on Saturday when they host Evansville in NCAA basketball odds action at Ohio University Convocation Center.

The Purple Aces will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bobcats are 2-1 ATS. Evansville is 2-1 against the total, while Ohio is 2-0-1 versus the number.

View Evansville Purple Aces vs Ohio Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Evansville before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 98-rated Evansville taking on the No. 83-rated Bobcats in this contest.

In their last action, Ohio was a 76-67 winner at home against Mercer. Mercer was victimized for 23 points and 11 rebounds by Maurice Ndour as the Bobcats bested the Bears 76-67 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Ohio's No. 150-ranked scoring average of 74.33 PPG, against a Purple Aces defense rated No. 210 and allowing 76.67 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 45.35% to date this season, less than the Purple Aces shooters have managed so far (51.76% per game).

A few Purple Aces at Bobcats trends to consider:
Evansville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Evansville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Evansville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Evansville is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Ohio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Evansville at Murray State, Wednesday, December 4th
Ohio at Oakland, Saturday, December 7th