UNC Greensboro vs. East Tennessee State - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (13-10) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (8-17)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers and UNC Greensboro Spartans meet Thursday at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers hope to turn things around after losing four of their last five games. On the season, ETSU is averaging 72.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 73.6 points on 44 percent shooting. Jalen Riley is averaging 19.7 points and 2.7 assists while Rashawn Rembert is averaging 15.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. Lester Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and A.J. Merriweather is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers have four players averaging at least 9.3 points, and they’re shooting 70.8 percent from the line and 38.6 percent from deep. Defensively, East Tennessee State is allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in four of its last seven games.
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The UNC Greensboro Spartans look to match a season-high with a third straight victory. On the season, UNC Greensboro is averaging 68.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and is allowing 74 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Tevon Saddler is averaging 15 points and 3.7 assists while Kayel Locke is averaging 13 points and 5.4 rebounds. RJ White is grabbing seven rebounds and Nicholas Paulos is shooting 45.1 percent from the field. The UNC Greensboro Spartans have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 65.5 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from deep. Defensively, UNC Greensboro is allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last seven games.
The Buccaneers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Spartans are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Hard to lay chalk with a East Tennessee State Buccaneers squad that's going through the motions right now. The Spartans are playing some of their best ball of the season the last couple of games and the free points with them at home has to be the play.