The Jacksonville State Gamecocks (2-7) will try to put an end to the five-game winning streak of Evansville when they welcome the Aces (8-3) to Pete Mathews Coliseum. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, December 16, 2019.
Evansville Aces vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks ATS Preview
The Aces beat the Green Bay Phoenix in their last outing, 72-62. DeAndre Williams was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points on 7-for-8 shooting. Evansville played a nearly flawless game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.460 (below their season average of 0.543) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.8 (above their season average of 21.4). For those same stats, Green Bay put up marks of 0.367 and 23.3, respectively.
In the Gamecocks’ last game, they were defeated by the Troy Trojans, 60-55. Kayne Henry led Jacksonville State in scoring with 14 points on 4-for-6 shooting. Troy forced the Gamecocks into a turnover percentage of 21.0 (above their season average of 17.6). Jacksonville State, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.151 vs. 0.127).
Since the 2018-19 season, Evansville has done a solid job of getting to the free throw line. They rank sixth in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.278), but Jacksonville State has been among the best in the NCAA at keeping opponents off the line (ranking 58th by allowing a FTA rate of 0.207).
The Gamecocks won the only game against the Aces last season, 55-50. Jacksonville State’s rebounding was their largest advantage. The Gamecocks had more offensive rebounds (10 vs. four), defensive rebounds (36 vs. 31) and total rebounds (46 vs. 35).
Evansville Aces at Jacksonville State Gamecocks Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Evansville, ATS Winner – Evansville, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Jacksonville State ranks 128th in rebounds per game (38.9) while Evansville ranks 194th in rebounds allowed per game (37.8).