UNC Greensboro Spartans vs. Wofford Terriers - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (16-5) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (6-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Greensboro +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans look for the upset of the Wofford Terriers at Greensboro Coliseum.
With Davidson leaving the SoCon, Wofford became the team to beat and after a slow start to conference play we are beginning to see why. The defense first Terriers improved to 7-1 in the lesgue by downing a solid East Tennessee State squad 72-64 Saturday. The lead was seven at the half with visitors down seven at the intermission and never able to sustain a rally. Wofford held a 44%-42.6% shooting advantage, a +12 edge on the backboards with 18 giveaways ruining an almost perfect effort. Karl Cochran led a balanced attack with 14 points followed by Lee Skinner with 13 points and ten rebounds. Spencer Collins and Jaylen Adams added 12 and ten points respectively while John Swinton and Justin Gordon combined for 15 points.
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The North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans like to run the floor and score the basketball which has always been their MO. The problem is that hasn't been terribly effective as opponents are outscoring them 74-70. The Spartans fell to 1-6 in the SoCon following an 81-72 defeat at Chattanooga where the Mocs grabbed a seven point lead and didn't give an inch. UNCG shot the ball well at 49% but Chatt connected at 47% and dominated the charity stripe wher 27 Greensboro personals resulting in a one sided 24-7 advantage. Tevon Saddler was the offensive star with a contest best 22 points on 9-16 marksmanship. Kayel Locke and Diante Baldwin netted 12 points apiece with Baldwin handing out seven assists while Marvin Smith and Nicholas Paulos combined for 19 points.
The Terriers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 vs. Southern. Wofford are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games following three or more consecutive home games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS win. The Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. UNCG are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Southern. Wofford has done well in this match with the dangers being this is on the road and Greensboro can score...