Saturday's game between the Ball State Cardinals (3-0) and the Evansville Purple Aces (3-0) at Ford Center should be a close matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 70-69, with Ball State coming out on top. Game time is at 2:00 PM ET on November 18.

Based on our computer prediction, Evansville should cover the point spread, which is currently listed at 1.5. The two teams are projected to go under the 145.5 over/under.

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Evansville vs. Ball State Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Evansville, Indiana
  • Venue: Ford Center
  • Line: Ball State -1.5
  • Point Total: 145.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Ball State -120, Evansville +100

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Evansville vs. Ball State Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Ball State 70, Evansville 69

Spread & Total Prediction for Evansville vs. Ball State

  • Pick ATS: Evansville (+1.5)
  • Pick OU: Under (145.5)

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Evansville Performance Insights

  • Evansville averaged only 62.4 points per game (seventh-worst in college basketball) last season, but it played better at the other end of the court, where it surrendered 76.0 points per game (327th-ranked).
  • In terms of rebounding, the Purple Aces were beaten at both ends of the court last year, as they ranked 16th-worst in college basketball in boards (28.0 per game) and 12th-worst in rebounds allowed (34.8 per contest).
  • Evansville delivered only 10.2 dimes per game, which ranked ninth-worst in college basketball.
  • The Purple Aces averaged 11.9 turnovers per game (189th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while forcing 12.5 turnovers per contest (128th-ranked).
  • The Purple Aces ranked 299th in college basketball with 6.2 threes per game last year. Meanwhile, they ranked 283rd with a 32.2% shooting percentage from beyond the arc.
  • It was a difficult campaign for Evansville in terms of threes allowed, as it gave up 8.9 treys per game (20th-worst in college basketball) and allowed a 38.1% three-point percentage to opposing teams (sixth-worst).
  • Evansville took 66.4% two-pointers and 33.6% three-pointers last year. Of the team's buckets, 72.7% were two-pointers and 27.3% were threes.

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