Tennessee Tech vs. East Tennessee - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (3-3) at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (5-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Eblen Center)
The Line: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will travel to the Hooper Eblen Center to take on the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 3-3 (0-0 Southern) on the season after being defeated by the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, 94-73, this past Saturday. UNC Wilmington was up by a 48-37 margin at halftime and used a 16-0 run early in the 2nd half to take complete control of the game. East Tennessee State shot 46.2% from the field and 46.7% (7-15) from three-point range, however, committed 21 turnovers in the loss. The Buccaneers allowed the Seahawks to shoot 58.6% from the field and was outrebounded by UNC Wilmington by a 39-24 margin. Leading the way for East Tennessee State was T.J. Cromer who had 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, the Buccaneers have been led by Ge’Lawn Guyn (19.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.5 apg), T.J. Cromer (15.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.2 apg), and A.J. Merriweather (10.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg). East Tennessee State is averaging 79.8 ppg on 46.7% shooting from the field and 32.6% shooting from beyond the arc. The Buccaneers average 12.8 apg and are shooting 78.6% from the FT line. Defensively, East Tennessee State is allowing opponents to average 79.0 ppg on 46.1% shooting. The Buccaneers have a rebound margin of -3.5 and average 5.0 bpg.
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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles won their 4th consecutive game and improved to 5-2 (0-0 OVC) on the season after defeating the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, 101-64, this past Sunday. Tennessee Tech quickly got out to a 48-24 halftime lead in this one and scored 53 points in the 2nd half to gain the victory. Tennessee Tech shot 52.1% from the field and 89.5% (17-19) from the FT line. The Golden Eagles held the Delta Devils to 32.8% shooting from the field and outrebounded Mississippi Valley State by a 47-35 margin. Leading the way for Tennessee Tech was Torrance Rowe who had 19 points, 2 rebounds, and 6 assists. On the season, the Golden Eagles have been led by Torrance Rowe (17.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 4.4 apg), Ryan Martin (13.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg), and Aleksa Jugovic (10.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.4 apg). Offensively, Tennessee Tech is averaging 86.6 ppg on 46.9% shooting from the field. The Golden Eagles average 8.0 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.46. Defensively, Tennessee Tech is allowing opponents to average 73.1 ppg on 43.4% shooting. The Golden Eagles are averaging 5.4 bpg and have a turnover margin of 2.7.
The Buccaneers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 vs. the OVC and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Golden Eagles are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
East Tennessee State has been getting great production out of Ge’Lawn Guyn and T.J. Cromer and has already picked up a nice victory on the road against Georgia Tech earlier this season. Tennessee Tech has to be happy with their win streak however, when you look at the teams Tennessee Tech has beaten, you’ll notice that only three of those wins have come against D-I teams and that currently those three D-I teams have just a combined three wins on the season. East Tennessee State is the better team in this one and should be able to score plenty with their fast paced offense against a weak Tennessee Tech defensive. I think East Tennessee wins this one outright.