Those trends may continue this season although Evansville may struggle a bit more on the offensive end according to basketball betting experts. Online basketball betting experts know that the Purple Aces were the best three-point shooting team in the conference last year. The good news according to online basketball betting experts is that sophomore point guard Jason Holsinger is back to lead the way. New coach Marty Simmons will look to Holsinger to lead them this season. Holsinger averaged 44 percent on his threes last year according to online basketball betting stats. He also was a solid assist man and did not turn the ball over much. What will hurt Evansville according to online basketball betting experts is the loss of Matt Webster. What will also hurt the Purple Aces according to basketball betting experts is the defense. The Aces ranked last in the Missouri Valley Conference in forcing turnovers last year according to online basketball betting stats. That meant Evansville gave up a ton of points which caused them trouble against the basketball betting line.
Marty Simmons takes over as head coach according to online basketball betting experts and he will try and bring a new attitude to the Purple Aces. Simmons coached at Evansville as an assistant for 11 seasons under Jim Crews. His team in 2007-2008 has only two starters returning but eight players with experience according to experts that look at online basketball betting. Hosinger averaged 11.5 points and 5.3 assists per game according to online basketball betting experts. Jay Couisnard, the younger brother of PJ Couisnard from Wichita State, started 10 games as a freshman last year and averaged 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds per game according to online basketball betting experts. Other key returnees for the Aces include Shy Ely, Darin Granger, and Victor Gomez according to basketball betting experts. Ely averaged 6.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game according to online basketball betting experts. Granger added 3.3 points and 1.5 boards per game according to online basketball betting experts.
Evansville probably doesn’t have the talent to compete for the top spot in the Missouri Valley Conference and should finish mid-pack again this season.