East Tennessee State vs. Wofford - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (18-5) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (13-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wofford Terriers and East Tennessee State Buccaneers meet Thursday at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
The Wofford Terriers have won five straight games and are chasing a Southern title. On the season, Wofford is averaging 64 points on 45 percent shooting and is allowing 60.1 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Karl Cochran is averaging 14.9 points and 2.9 assists while Spencer Collins is averaging 10.9 points and 2.7 rebounds. Lee Skinner is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Eric Garcia is dishing 2.7 assists. The Wofford Terriers have six players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 66.7 percent from the line and 38.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Wofford is allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in five straight games. The Wofford Terriers are 5-5 SU on the road.
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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. On the season, East Tennessee St is averaging 73.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 73.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jalen Riley is averaging 20.1 points and 2.9 assists while Rashawn Rembert is averaging 15.8 points and 2.5 rebounds. Lester Wilson is the third player averaging double-digit points and A.J. Merriweather is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers have five players averaging at least 5.9 points, and they’re shooting 71.8 percent from the line and 38.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, East Tennessee State is allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in four of its last five games.
The Terriers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southern and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buccaneers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Terriers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
In a toss up game, I'm going to back the home team in the East Tennessee State Buccaneers. Both teams have been up and down for much of the season but East Tennessee State has played far better defense recently.