Looking to win big? The Aces and Bearcats face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bearcats are hosting the game at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 150.5 points, with the Bearcats being the favored team playing at home against the Aces.


The Pick: Evansville Aces +17.5

This game will be played at Fifth Third Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Bearcats.
  • Even though we have Cincinnati winning straight-up, we like Evansville at +17.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can the Aces Lock in a Win at Cincinnati?

After their most recent win against Bellarmine, Evansville’s record now stands at 10-2. So far this season, all of their games have been played on the road. Heading into their game against Cincinnati, Evansville holds an ATS record of 7-2. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

So far, Evansville’s games have averaged 150.2 points per game with the average over/under line being 144.1 points. The Aces have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 150 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Evansville offense ended with 70 points against Bellarmine. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.4% and made 4 threes. The top scorer for the Aces was Yacine Toumi with 14 points, while Ben Humrichous also chipped in with 12 points.

At this time, the Aces’ defense is positioned 117th in the country, permitting 68.9 points per game. Against Bellarmine in their most recent game, the Evansville defense gave up a total of 61 points while allowing Bellarmine to hit 34% of their shots.

Can Cincinnati Pull Off a Home Win?

Cincinnati heads into their 13th game of the season with a 10-2 overall record. In their previous ten home games, Cincinnati is 10-0, including last year. Cincinnati has a subpar ATS performance, sitting at 3-5 against the spread. On the road, the Bearcats are winless ATS at 0-3, while they are 3-2 vs. the spread in home games.

So far, Cincinnati’s games have averaged 152.2 points per game with the average over/under line being 146 points. In their most recent three games, the Bearcats’ over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 140 points per game.

In their latest game, Cincinnati offense put up 68 points against Dayton. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 37% and made 6 threes. Simas Lukosius led the team in scoring, putting up 14 points. Additionally, Day Day Thomas contributed 12 points for the Bearcats.

So far, the Bearcats’ defense is ranked 33rd in the country at 63.2 points per contest. Cincinnati’s three-point defense is currently 81st in the country at 6.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.8% of their shots vs. Cincinnati.