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Evansville vs UCF Pick & Preview: Wednesday, November 23rd Betting Odds
Aces vs Knights Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Evansville Aces at UCF Knights
- Where: Orlando at Addition Financial Arena
- Date: Wednesday, November 23rd
- Betting Odds: Evansville +15.5, EVANS +1020 | UCF -2290 O/U 123.5
The Evansville Aces head into today’s game in what will be their 5th game of the season, posting a record of 1-3. On the road, the Aces will be playing their 3rd games of the season, having gone 1-2. So far, the Aces have been the underdog 3 times, going 1-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +15.5 underdogs on the spread.
Evansville’s leading scorer this season is Kenny Strawbridge who is averaging 15.25 points per contest. So far, Strawbridge has accounted for 20.07% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.75 rebounds per game and 1.75 assists. Yacine Toumi is the second leading scorer for the Aces, averaging 13.25 points per game. Between him and Toumi, they are accounting for 37.5% 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 that 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.
The UCF Knights will be looking to pick up their 6th win of the season and are in the middle of a 4 game win streak. This will be the team’s 6th straight game at home this year. The Knights’ are sitting with a betting line that is -15.5 points in their favor. For the season, UCF has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 2-1.
Taylor Hendricks comes into today’s game as the Knights’ leading scorer at 15.8 points per contest. Not only has Hendricks been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UCF’s top rebounder at 7.2 boards per contest. Behind Hendricks, the team has benefited from the strong play of C.J. Kelly who is second on the team in scoring at 13.2 points per game. Overall, he has hit 35.8% of his shots and is adding 3.2 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UCF this season, as they are currently ranked 243rd in college basketball at 69.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 187th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: UCF Knights -15.5
For today’s matchup between UCF Knights and Evansville Aces, our analysis points to UCF covering the spread as the -15.5 point favorites. Although the Knights are just 2-3 over their previous 5 games as the favorite, we view the oddsmakers line being set too low. Today’s contest is an oustanding matchup for UCF as they will be facing a Evansville team that also perfers to slow the game down. Look for the team to put together an efficient offensive performance while also limiting the Aces’ offense, leading to not only a straight up win but an ATS victory. Before tip-off, be sure to go ahead and lock in your wager on the UCF Knights to cover!
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