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Arkansas State vs. Evansville - 12/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Evansville Purple Aces (4-3) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-5)
Date & Time Tuesday December 4, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves +2 -- Over/Under: 153
TV Channel
www.astateredwolves.com/liveEvents
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NCAA BB | Evansville Purple Aces (4-3) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-5)
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The Evansville Purple Aces and Arkansas State Red Wolves meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the First National Bank Arena.

The Evansville Purple Aces look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 77.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 82.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Shea Feehan is averaging 12.7 points and 4.1 rebounds while K.J. Riley is averaging 12 points and 2.7 assists. Noah Frederking is the third double-digit scorer and John Hall is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Evansville Purple Aces are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Evansville Purple Aces are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Evansville Purple Aces have lost all three road games this season.

The Arkansas State Red Wolves could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are averaging 73.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 84.8 points on 50 percent shooting. Ty Cockfield is averaging 21.1 points and 2.9 assists while Marquis Eaton is averaging 9.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Grantham Gillard is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Canberk Kus is dishing 1.5 assists. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have split their last six home games.

The Purple Aces are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Red Wolves are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Purple Aces last 5 overall. The over is 12-5 in Red Wolves last 17 overall.

Neither one of these teams have shown much defensive effort up to this point in the season and the over is a strong trend for both sides, especially with Arkansas State. So, instead of trying to decide who wins this game in this near toss-up, the over seems like the safer bet. Neither one of these teams have shown anything on defense and allow high shooting percentages everywhere on the court.

Pick:
Over 153

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