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Evansville vs Belmont Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds
Aces vs Bruins Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Evansville Aces at Belmont Bruins
- Where: Nashville at Curb Event Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds: Evansville +16.5, EVANS +1095 | BELM -2384 O/U 148.5
The Evansville Aces head into today’s game in what will be their 28th game of the season, posting a record of 5-22. So far, the Aces have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 1-11. For the season, Evansville has been the underdog in 26 games, sitting with a mark of 5-21. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Aces being +16.5 point underdogs.
Evansville’s leading scorer this season is Kenny Strawbridge, who is averaging 14.78 points per contest. So far, Strawbridge has accounted for 21.5% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.67 rebounds per game and 2.11 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 37.0% 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.
Belmont heads into this matchup having played 27 games and have an overall record sitting at 18-9. Currently, the Bruins have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 11-3. The Bruins’ are sitting with a betting line that is -16.5 points in their favor. For the season, Belmont has been favored to win in 19 games, sitting with a mark of 13-6.
Ben Sheppard comes into today’s game as the Bruins’ leading scorer at 19.37 points per contest. Not only has Sheppard been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Belmont’s top rebounder at 5.07 boards per contest. Behind Sheppard, the team has benefited from the strong play of Cade Tyson, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.48 points per game. Overall, he has hit 48.5% of his shots and is adding 4.6 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 27 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Evansville Aces +16.5
Based on our analysis of this matchup, we believe that Belmont’s fast-paced style of play will give them an advantage against a Evansville team that prefers to slow the game down. Despite the large point spread (-16.5), expect Bruins’ to benefit from an increased number of possessions as they work towards an easy victory. We recommend betting on Belmont to not only win but also cover the spread against Evansville.