The Evansville Aces (1-0) will be at home in Ford Center when they challenge the North Carolina Central Eagles (0-1). Action gets underway at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
North Carolina Central Eagles at Evansville Aces Free Preview
The Eagles lost to the UIC Flames in their last game, 65-55. Brandon Goldsmith put together a good game for North Carolina Central, recording 13 points and six rebounds. UIC did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (13-18; 72.2 percent). North Carolina Central, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (34.4 vs. 30.6).
In the Aces’ last matchup, they beat the Arkansas State Red Wolves, 77-63. With 21 points on 6-for-14 shooting, Ryan Taylor led Evansville in scoring. Evansville played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.510 and a turnover percentage of 16.5. Arkansas State had marks of 0.169 and 19.9, respectively, for those same stats.
Half-court execution will be at a premium when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams battle. Evansville ranks 298th in possessions per game (66.7) and North Carolina Central is 252nd (68.1) dating back to last season. Furthermore, the eighth-ranked defense of the Eagles (opponents’ effective field goal percentage of 0.445) will battle against the 254th-ranked offense of the Aces (effective field goal percentage of 0.490).
North Carolina Central Eagles at Evansville Aces Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – North Carolina Central, ATS Winner – North Carolina Central, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Eagles rank 17th in assists allowed per game (10.6) while the Aces rank 106th (12.5).
- North Carolina Central ranks 11th in steals allowed per game (4.7) while Evansville ranks 69th (5.5).
- North Carolina Central ranks 41st in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Evansville ranks 257th (4.6).
- The Eagles rank 126th in three pointers attempted per game (22.1) while the Aces rank 324th (10.7).
- North Carolina Central ranks 43rd in rebounds per game (38.5) while Evansville ranks 228th (34.4).