East Tennessee State vs. UC Irvine - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (3-3) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (4-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Sanford Pentagon)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Tenn. St. Buccaneers and UC Irvine Anteaters meet Sunday afternoon in college basketball action at the Sanford Pentagon.
The East Tenn. St. Buccaneers look to stay hot in hopes of building on their 4-1 start to the season. The East Tenn. St. Buccaneers are averaging 87 points on 57.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. T.J. Cromer is averaging 18.8 points and four assists while Devontavius Payne is averaging 11.8 points and 1.5 rebounds. Hanner Mosquera-Perea is the third double-digit scorer and David Burrell is grabbing five rebounds. The East Tenn. St. Buccaneers are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 59.4 percent from the free throw line. The East Tenn. St. Buccaneers are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The East Tenn. St. Buccaneers have won five of their last seven neutral site games.
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The UC Irvine Anteaters look for a big victory that would get them a game above a .500 record. The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 61 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 62.7 points on 33.6 percent shooting. Jaron Martin is averaging 15.8 points and 3.6 assists while Ioannis Dimakopoulos is averaging 10.6 points and 3.2 rebounds. Max Hazzard is dishing 1.8 assists and Eyassu Worku is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The UC Irvine Anteaters have won four of their last six neutral site games.
The Buccaneers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Anteaters are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 63-31-1 in Anteaters last 95 overall and the over is 19-7-2 in Buccaneers last 28 overall.
There's no line on this game yet, but the game is so early waiting to update this article would be pointless. So, I'm going to say I'm siding with the East Tenn. St. Buccaneers. ETSU has been the far more consistent team so far this season and has the offensive depth to give UC Irvine trouble. Look for the Bucs to hit shots from the outside and a possible double-digit victory to take place.