East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles - 2/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (12-14) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (15-10)
College Basketball: Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers welcome the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles to the Memorial Center.
With the end of the season within view the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles need a strong finish to push their record above .500 and possibly snag a postseason berth somewhere. That goal took a step back in Saturday's 82-68 defeat at Jacksonville that prevented a three game winning streak. The Gamecocks took a ten point lead in to the break and traded baskets the rest of the way with a 47%-41.8% shooting edge and advantages at the line and on threes adding up to a big win. The Golden Eagles received 20 points and nine rebounds from Josiah Moore with Dwan Caldwell netting ten points. Jordan Johnson, Torrance Rowe and Charles Jackson netted eight points apiece with Jackson hauling in a game high 12 rebounds.
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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers have struggled at times to get their scoring and defense on the same page although they have done enough to remain 4th in the SoCon with an 8-7 record. The Buccaneers have consecutive victories under their belt after downing visiting Furman 65-59 on Saturday as a ten point favorite. This appeared to be heading for an easy win with ETSU up by eight at the the break but were unable to pull away despite a 49%-29% shooting advantage. East Tennessee State received 20 points and a team high seven rebounds from Lester Wilson with AJ Merriweather right on his heels with 18 points. Rashawn Rembert followed with a 14 point, five assist effort while Desonta Bradford tossed in another 12 points.
The Golden Eagles are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. Tennessee Tech are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Buccaneers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Ohio Valley and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games. ETSU are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. If you look deep in to the numbers there is no clear pick here so I'll back the points and sit on the sideline...