evansville vs byu ncaab prediction

NCAAB Evansville Aces vs BYU Cougars Prediction 12/5/2023

The Evansville Aces (7-1) travel to face off against the BYU Cougars (7-0) on Tuesday, December 5th. This game will be played at Marriott Center in Provo and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Evansville Aces vs BYU Cougars

The Evansville Aces Are Coming Off A Win

Evansville comes into their 9th game of the season with a record of 7-1. In their last five road games, including those from last year, Evansville has a 3-2 record. As Evansville enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 6-1. This season, they have gone 3-1 vs. the spread on the road and a perfect 3-0 vs. the spread at home.

Through eight games, Evansville has an over/under record of 4-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 152.9 points per game so far. The Aces have an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 171 points per game.

The BYU Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

BYU will be playing their eighth game of the season against Evansville. The Cougars are currently undefeated at 7-0 and have been favored in each of their previous games. BYU has a positive ATS record, sitting above .500 at 7-0. In their previous five games, the team is also undefeated vs. the spread at 5-0.

After seven games, BYU has an over/under record of 2-5-0, with their games averaging a combined 150.9 points per game so far. The Cougars have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 148 points per game.

Evansville Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Evansville offense tallied 91 points in a matchup against Northern Iowa. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.5%, and they made 9 threes. For the season, the Evansville offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 50%. So far, they have hit 56% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 7 made three’s per contest.

Ben Humrichous (F) 18.6 4.9 2.0
Chuck Bailey III (G) 10.4 2.6 0.9
Antonio Thomas (G) 9.5 2.9 2.5

BYU Offense Breakdown

The BYU offense is coming off a game in which they scored 85 points vs. Fresno State. Overall their field goal percentage was 49.3% while connecting on 11 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Jaxson Robinson with 24 points. Spencer Johnson also added 22 points for the Cougars.

Jaxson Robinson (G) 16.6 3.3 1.3
Spencer Johnson (G) 12.4 5.3 5.0
Trevin Knell (G) 12.0 4.3 2.0

Evansville Team Defense

The Aces’ defense is presently ranked 94th nationally, allowing an average of 68.4 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.0 threes per game vs. BYU. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.8%.

BYU Team Defense

So far, the Cougars’ defense is ranked 10th in the country at 59.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, BYU’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 23.2% this season.

Aces vs Cougars Trends

  • Evansville has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 78 points per game while allowing 79. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, BYU has an ATS record of 6-3-1 while averaging 74 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Evansville has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • The Cougars have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 5-0 against the spread.

Aces vs Cougars Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Cougars vs. Cougars matchup, we’re leaning towards the Cougars at -23.5. Although our projections show the Cougars winning 73-71, we suggest placing your bet on the Aces for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 152.5 and our model has the Aces and Cougars finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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