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Purple Aces face North Carolina Tar Heels: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Evansville Purple AcesNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Dec 6, 7:00 PM | Dean Smith Center

Evansville Purple Aces vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the North Carolina Tar Heels try to run the Purple Aces off the court at Dean Smith Center in college hoops action.

This season, the Tar Heels are 6-2 overall and 4-3 ATS ATS, while the Purple Aces are 3-3 and 1-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, North Carolina boasts a 4-3 on the OU, and Evansville is 3-1.

View Evansville vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
North Carolina opened as 25-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Tar Heels and the No. 295-ranked Purple Aces, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 87-76 result in favor of the Tar Heels.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina has the nation's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 82.5 PPG. The visiting Purple Aces defense ranks No. 269 allowing on average 71.3 PPG. The Tar Heels FG% has averaged 48.4% so far, more than the Purple Aces marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 293-rated defense on the road, allowing 79 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Evansville, they were a 70-68 loser as they battled TCU at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. Colt Ryan was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 8 rebounds but TCU still won, 70-68, over Evansville on Saturday at Ford Center.

North Carolina lost its last outing, a 73-72 result against Kentucky on December 3. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Harrison Barnes scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Tar Heels to a win (they lost 73-72 to Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Saturday).

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing North Carolina A&T are 0-1
After a loss are 7-3

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Long Beach State are 1-0
After playing Kentucky are 10-0
After a loss are 8-2

A few Purple Aces at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Evansville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Evansville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home
North Carolina is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
Evansville home to North Carolina A&T, Saturday, December 10
North Carolina home to Long Beach State, Saturday, December 10