UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers - 11/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (2-0) at UNC Wilmington Seahawks (2-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Trask Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Wilmington Seahawks -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will travel to play the UNC Wilmington Seahawks in a non-conference college basketball game on Sunday.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are 2-0 this season after beating Eastern Kentucky by a score of 78-69 in overtime in their last game. UNC Wilmington blew a 10-point lead but was able to pull away in overtime. C.J. Bryce led UNC Wilmington with 21 points and 8 rebounds in this game. UNC Wilmington shot 46.1% on field goals, while shooting 15% on three-pointers in their win. Chris Flemmings is averaging 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game, while C.J. Bryce is averaging 22 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. UNC Wilmington is averaging 49 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game, while committing 13 turnovers per game. UNC Wilmington is shooting 48.7% on field goals, 75% on free throws, and 34.1% on three-pointers this season.
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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are 2-0 this season after beating Detroit by a score of 107-78 in their last game. East Tennessee State scored 64 points in the second half to pull away for the blowout win. T.J. Cromer led ETSU with 27 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds in this game. East Tennessee State shot 68.3% on field goals, while shooting 38.1% on three-pointers in their win. T.J. Cromer is averaging 21.5 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.5 rebounds per game, while David Burrell is averaging 12.5 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists per game for East Tennessee State. ETSU is averaging 39 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, while committing 15 turnovers per game. East Tennessee State is shooting 66.1% on field goals, 65% on free throws, and 45.5% on three-pointers.
East Tennessee State is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games. The over is 5-0 in ETSU’s last 5 non-conference games. UNC Wilmington is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 4-1 in UNC Wilmington’s last 5 games.
Both of these teams come into this game with an undefeated record, but UNC Wilmington will have the home court advantage. UNC Wilmington has the rebounding advantage, while ETSU showed a very strong offensive attack in their last game. With these early season games, I give the home team a nice advantage, so I am taking UNC Wilmington here.