Evansville vs. Ohio - 12/18/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio Bobcats (3-3) at Evansville Purple Aces (7-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 9:05 pm (Ford Center)
The Line: Evansville Purple Aces -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Evansville Aces and the Ohio Bobcats face off on Thursday at the Ford Center in college basketball action.
The Evansville Aces are 7-2 this season but they are coming off of a tough two-point loss to Murray State. Evansville is averaging 73.4 points and they are shooting 51.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. D.J. Balentine leads the Purple Aces averaging 21.7 points per game. Egidijus Mockevicius is averaging 12.4 points and 10 rebounds, Mislav Brzoja is averaging 9.7 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Blake Simmons is averaging 7.1 points. Evansville is 3-1 at home this season and they have the fourth best shooting percentage in the nation.
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The Ohio Bobcats are 3-3 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a two game losing skid. Ohio is averaging 70.2 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Javarez Willis is averaging 15.8 points to lead the Bobcats. Maurice Ndour is averaging 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds, Ryan Taylor is averaging 11.2 points, and Antonio Campbell is averaging 10.7 points and 8.5 rebounds. Ohio is 0-1 on the road and all of heir wins came against teams with a RPI worse than 200.
Evansville is 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games. Ohio is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 0-4 against the spread following a win.
While Ohio isn’t good and Evansville can score, the number here just looks too big so I will take the points.