Evansville Aces (2-7) vs. Northern Iowa Panthers (2-4)
December 3, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers -11.5 / Evansville Aces +11.5; Over/Under: +133.5
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The Evansville Purple Aces and Northern Iowa Panthers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McLeod Center. The Evansville Purple Aces look for their third win. The Northern Iowa Panthers look for their third win.
The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 59.7 points on 37.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Kenny Strawbridge Jr. is averaging 16.8 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Yacine Toumi is averaging 10 points and 5.3 rebounds. Blaise Beauchamp is dishing 0.8 assists and Antoine Smith Jr. is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Evansville Purple Aces are shooting 26.7 percent from beyond the arc and 62.9 percent from the free throw line. The Evansville Purple Aces are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game.
The Northern Iowa Panthers are averaging 72 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Bowen Born is averaging 20.5 points and 2.7 assists, while Tytan Anderson is averaging 12.5 points and 10 rebounds. Nate Heise is the third double-digit scorer and Landon Wolf is dishing 0.3 assists. The Northern Iowa Panthers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 63.8 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Iowa Panthers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.
The Purple Aces are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The over is 4-1 in Purple Aces last 5 road games. The over is 9-4 in Panthers last 13 home games. The favorite is 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Evansville Purple Aces have been absolutely dreadful offensively up to this point, and those issues usually don’t get fixed on the road. The Northern Iowa Panthers have the defensive effort to add to those issues, and they’ve had great success against the number at home recently. This is simply a tough spot for Evansville. Give me the Panthers and the chalk.