Tennessee vs. East Tennessee State - 12/31/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (6-3) at Tennessee Volunteers (7-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Tennessee Volunteers and the East Tennessee State Buccaneers face off on Wednesday in Knoxville in college basketball action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 7-4 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Tennessee is averaging 65.9 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Vols averaging 16.3 points per game. Kevin Punter is averaging 10.8 points, Armani Moore is averaging 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Detrick Mostella is averaging 5.8 points. Tennessee is 6-0 at home this season.
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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are 6-3 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. ETSU is averaging 75.5 points and they are shooting 40.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.5 points and their opponents shoot 41.7 percent from the floor. Jalen Riley leads the Buccaneers averaging 19.8 points per game. Rashawn Rembert is averaging 17 points, Lester Wilson is averaging 13.9 points, and A.J. Merriweather is averaging 9.0 points and 5.9 rebounds. East Tennessee State is 3-2 o the road this season.
Tennessee is 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, 1-9-2 against the spread in their last 12 non-conference games, and 1-4-2 against the spread following a win. ETSU is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 20-6 against the spread in their last 26 road games against a team with a winning home record.
I see the Vols winning this one but the number is too big so I am taking the points with ETSU.