CIT Semis: Purple Aces facing Skyhawks


The Evansville Purple Aces will be up against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks on Tuesday night as those two teams hit the hardwood together in one of the semifinal matchups at the Postseason Tournament.

Evansville is coming off an 89-82 win over Louisiana-Lafayette in the quarterfinals of the tournament in a game in which they were 3-point underdogs. Tennessee-Martin got past Eastern Kentucky by a score of 70-69 in their quarterfinal matchup as a 6-point underdog.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Evansville Purple Aces bring a 22-12 record (17-13-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-12 Skyhawks, who are 16-10 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Evansville go 13-10 so far and the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks go 8-13.

This game puts the Evansville Purple Aces, most recently No. 271 in the Odds – VSB
power rankings, up against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, who rate No. 146 in the latest survey.

How Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Evansville Purple Aces Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Evansville has the nation’s No. 61-rated offensive output, at 70.65 PPG. The visiting Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks defense ranks No. 108 allowing on average 65 PPG. The Purple Aces FG% has averaged 48.34% so far, more than the Evansville Skyhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.58% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tennessee-Martin earned a 70-69 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Twymond Howard at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

The Purple Aces used a 35-point performance from D.J. Balentine to help Evansville smack Louisiana-Lafayette 89-82 on Thursday at Cajundome.

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