Evansville Aces (2-4) at Southern Illinois Salukis (6-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Banterra Center)
The Line: Southern Illinois Salukis -12.5 -- Over/Under: 128 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Evansville Purple Aces and Southern Illinois Salukis meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Banterra Center.
The Evansville Purple Aces look for a win to rebound from a 2-4 record. The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 64.8 points on 39.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Jawaun Newton is averaging 14.3 points and 4.7 rebounds while Noah Frederking is averaging 13.7 points and three rebounds. Shamar Givance is the third double-digit scorer and Samari Curtis is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Evansville Purple Aces are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Evansville Purple Aces are allowing 44 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.5 rebounds per game.
The Southern Illinois Salukis look for another win to build on their 6-0 record. The Southern Illinois Salukis are averaging 80.3 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Marcus Domask is averaging 17.7 points and five rebounds while Ben Harvey is averaging 14 points and 1.3 assists. Lance Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Trent Brown is grabbing two rebounds. The Southern Illinois Salukis are shooting 44.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Illinois Salukis are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game.
The Purple Aces are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Salukis are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Purple Aces last 8 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Salukis last 5 overall. The road team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Evansville Purple Aces haven't had the easiest schedule up to this point, but they've had issues at both ends of the floor and simply aren't covering numbers. The Southern Illinois Salukis are undefeated, have one of the better offenses in the country and are covering the spread while these outright wins pile up. Based on current form and the betting trends, I have no choice but to lay the chalk with Southern Illinois.