The Evansville Aces (2-0) will be at home in Ford Center when they challenge the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (1-1). Evansville opened as an 11-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 146.5 points. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 16, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
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The last time the Redhawks played, they lost a close one to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 96-95. Southeast Missouri States Denzel Mahoney had a good performance, leading the team in scoring with 25 points on 9-for-18 shooting. Louisiana Tech did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (28-34; 82.4 percent). Southeast Missouri State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.2 vs. 22.6).
The Aces hope to keep it rolling after beating the North Carolina Central Eagles in their last matchup, 68-55. Evansville was lifted by Ryan Taylor, who was the games leading scorer with 29 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Evansville dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 18.2 and a free throw rate of 0.333. For those same stats, North Carolina Central put up marks of 34.1 and 0.182, respectively.
The aggressive Evansville offense seems poised to dominate from the foul line. The Aces rank fifth in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.324, while Southeast Missouri State ranks 275th in FTA rate allowed (0.277) dating back to the 2016-17 season.
The Redhawks have had records of 16-19 straight up (SU) and 16-13 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Southeast Missouri State games since last season with 15 unders compared to 13 overs.
Meanwhile, the Aces, are 18-17 SU and 14-16 ATS since last season. Games involving Evansville have gone over the O/U total 56.7 percent of the time over that same stretch.
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Evansville Aces Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Evansville, ATS Winner – Southeast Missouri State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Aces rank 103rd in assists allowed per game (12.5) while the Redhawks rank 236th (14.3).
- Evansville ranks 249th in rebounds per game (34.0) while Southeast Missouri State ranks 309th (31.1).
- Southeast Missouri State ranks 138th in three pointers attempted per game (21.7) while Evansville ranks 328th (10.8).
- The Redhawks rank 46th in steals per game (7.5) while the Aces rank 231st (5.3).
- Southeast Missouri State ranks 108th in blocks allowed per game (3.2) while Evansville ranks 251st (4.6).