Eastern Illinois vs. Evansville - 3/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Evansville Purple Aces (20-12) at Eastern Illinois Panthers (18-14)
College Basketball: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Lantz Arena)
The Line: Eastern Illinois Panthers +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Illinois Panthers and the Evansville Aces face off on Monday in a second round game of the CIT college basketball Tournament.
The Eastern Illinois Panthers are 18-14 this season and they are coming off of a win over Oakland to advance to this game. Eastern Illinois is averaging 63.4 points and they are shooting 44.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Trae Andreson leads the Panthers averaging 13.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Chris Olivier is averaging 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds, Cornell Johnston Is averaging 9.2 points, and Reggie Smith is averaging 8.5 points. Eastern Illinois is 9-4 at home and 9-7 in out of conference games.
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The Evansville Aces are 20-12 this season and they are coming off of a win over IPFW to land in this game. Evansville is averaging 69.7 points and they are shooting 47.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. D.J. Balentine leads the Aces averaging 19.4 points per game. Egidijus Mockevicius is averaging 12.2 points and 9.8 rebounds, Mislav Brzoja is averaging is averaging 7.7 points, and Blake Simmons is averaging 7.3 points. Evansville is 6-5 on the road and 11-3 in out of conference games.
Eastern Illinois is 7-3 against the spread following a win, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 9-26-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Evansville is 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games, 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 11-4-1 against the spread in their last 16 road games against a team with a winning home record.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total so please check back when the totals are posted.