Evansville vs. UC Irvine - 11/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (5-1) at Evansville Purple Aces (4-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Evansville Purple Aces +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Evansville Purple Aces and the UC Irvine Anteaters face off Sunday in college basketball action.
The Evansville Purple Aces are 4-1 this season and they are coming off of a win over Santa Clara. Evansville is averaging 78 points and they are shooting 49.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent. D.J. Balentine leads the Aces averaging 21 points per game. Egidiju Mockevicius is averaging 17 points and 13.8 rebounds, Mislav Brzoja is averaging 12.8 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Jaylon Brown is averaging 9.2 points. Evansville’s lone loss this season was to Providence who is one of the better teams in the nation.
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The UC Irvine Anteaters are 5-1 this season and they are coming off of a win over Boston College. UC Irvine is averaging 75 points and they are shooting 47.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.2 points and their opponents are shooting 35.3 percent. Luke Nelson leads the Anteaters averaging 14 points per game. Mike Best is averaging 11.5 points and 5.7 rebounds, Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging 10.5 points, and Alex Young is averaging 9.5 points. UC Irvine’s lone loss this year was two games back to Boise State.
Evansville is 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games and 3-1-2 against the spread in their last six neutral site games. UC Irvine is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games, 5-2 against the spread following a win, and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games.
This looks like a good game for the fans meaning it isn’t one that is a good one to wager on so it’s a lean to UC Irvine.