Belmont Bruins (7-1) at Evansville Aces (2-3)
College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Ford Center)
The Line: Evansville Aces +8.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Belmont Bruins and Evansville Purple Aces meet Monday in college basketball action at the Ford Center.
The Belmont Bruins look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Belmont Bruins are averaging 80 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Luke Smith is averaging 17.6 points and 2.5 assists while Nick Muszynski is averaging 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. JaCobi Wood is the third double-digit scorer and Grayson Murphy is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Belmont Bruins are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Belmont Bruins are allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.
The Evansville Purple Aces look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 65.2 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jawaun Newton is averaging 17 points and five rebounds while Noah Frederking is averaging 14.2 points and 2.6 rebounds. Shamar Givance is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Kuhlman is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Evansville Purple Aces are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. The Evansville Purple Aces are allowing 46 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game.
The Bruins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Purple Aces are 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 games following a ATS win. The under is 4-0 in Purple Aces last 4 home games and 6-1 in Purple Aces last 7 overall.
The Belmont Bruins are cooking offensively, piling up the victories and have had a decent amount of success against the number this season. The Evansville Purple Aces have gotten beat up whenever playing decent competition this season and they haven't covered numbers. Evansville likely doesn't have the offensive horses needed to compete for 40 minutes. I'll lay the chalk with Belmont.