Check out our free Belmont vs Evansville pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Evansville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Belmont vs Evansville Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 25th Betting Odds

Bruins vs Aces Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Belmont Bruins at Evansville Aces
  • Where: Evansville at Ford Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 25th
  • Betting Odds: Belmont -13.5, BELM -1049 | EVANS +629 O/U 144.5

Bruins Preview:

Belmont will take the floor against the Aces with an overall record of 15-6. On the road, the Bruins will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 6-4. So far, the Bruins have been favored 14 times, going 10-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Belmont as -13.5 point favorites.

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Ben Sheppard comes into today’s game as the Bruins’ leading scorer at 18.48 points per contest. Not only has Sheppard been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Belmont’s top rebounder at 4.95 boards per contest. Behind Sheppard, the team has benefited from the strong play of Drew Friberg, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.86 points per game. Overall, he has hit 49.7% of his shots and is adding 3.86 boards per game.

Belmont comes into today’s matchup vs Evansville, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.5 points per game. Through 21 games, they have hit 48.9% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bruins have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 357th in possessions per game.

Aces Preview:

Through 21 games, the Evansville Aces have an overall record of 4-17. So far this season, Evansville has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-8. For the season, Evansville has been the underdog in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 4-16. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Aces being +13.5 point underdogs.

Evansville’s leading scorer this season is Kenny Strawbridge, who is averaging 15.29 points per contest. So far, Strawbridge has accounted for 23.13% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.81 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists. Marvin Coleman is the second leading scorer for the Aces, averaging 10.67 points per game. Between him and Coleman, they are accounting for 39.3% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Evansville this season, as they are currently ranked 465th in college basketball at 59.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Aces’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.9%, placing them 327th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Belmont Bruins -13.5

While examining this matchup between the Belmont Bruins and the Evansville Aces, we recommend grabbing Belmont to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have Belmont as the heavy favorite with a point spread of -13.5. Not only do we like the Belmont’s historical performance as the favorite, as they are 4-1 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both Belmont and Evansville are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and place your bet on the Belmont to win and cover the spread.

 


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