East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. Western Carolina Catamounts - 2/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Carolina Catamounts (11-15) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (16-10)
College Basketball: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Freedom Hall Civic Center)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -8 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
The Western Carolina Catamounts will travel to play the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in a Southern game on Monday.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are 16-10 (9-4) and are coming off of a loss to Chattanooga by a score of 76-68. East Tennessee State has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 4th in the Southern standings. East Tennessee State defeated Western Carolina by a score of 82-66 in these two teams first meeting of the season. East Tennessee State is averaging 78.2 points per game while giving up 74.7 points per game. East Tennessee State is also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Ge’Lawn Guyn is averaging 17.9 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for East Tennessee State. T.J. Cromer is averaging 15.4 points per game and 3 assists per game for the Buccaneers. East Tennessee State is shooting 70.3% on free throws, 36.9% on three-pointers, and 46% on all field goal attempts.
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The Western Carolina Catamounts are 11-15 (6-7) and are coming off of a win against Samford by a score of 76-71. Western Carolina has won 3 games in a row and is currently 6th in the Southern standings. Western Carolina is averaging 72 points per game while giving up 73.1 points per game. Western Carolina is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Mike Brown is averaging 16.7 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for Western Carolina. Torrion Brummitt is averaging 12.8 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Catamounts. Western Carolina is shooting 69.7% on free throws, 32.1% on three-pointers, and 41.5% on all field goal attempts.
Western Carolina is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. Western Carolina is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 9-3 in Western Carolina’s last 12 road games. East Tennessee State is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games. East Tennessee State is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games. The over is 8-2-1 in East Tennessee State’s last 11 home games. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
East Tennessee State has had a good season and will be at home in this matchup. Western Carolina hasn’t been as good in conference play, but has been playing better in recent games. East Tennessee State has the slightly better scoring offense, while Western Carolina has the slightly better defense. Both teams have been playing well in their recent games and I think this will be a close game. I am taking the points with Western Carolina.