Wofford Terriers vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (12-6) at Wofford Terriers (15-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Benjamin Johnson Arena)
The Line: Wofford Terriers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wofford Terriers look to take control of the Southern with a win over the East Tennessee State Buccaneers.
The key to success for the East Tennessee State Buccaneers is to run the floor and score as many points as possible because opponents tend to score as well. To be fair, this has worked well with 79 points scored and 74 given up leading to a 12-6 record. The defense got in to the show in Thursday's 70-59 victory versus the Citadel with a nine point first half lead holding up. The Bulldogs were limited to 38.6% accuracy while ETSU rode 48% from the floor to seven more field goals on six more shots thanks to 16 forced turnovers. Leading scorer Rayshawn Rembert and Jalen Riley led the offense with 18 points each with Lester Wilson and Devin Harris conbining for 21 points. Isaac Banks contributed seven points and eight rebounds with seven players scoring altogether.
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With Davidson leaving the SoCon the Wofford Terriers became the odds on favorite to capture the conference and so far they have not disappointed with a 6-1 mark in league action. The Terriers and their defense first style received plenty of help offensively in downing Furman 74-49 Thursday in a game that didn't stay competitive long with Wofford up 18 after 20 minutes. The Paladins never got untracked with 32.6% shooting and 13 turnovers giving the 55% shooting home squad eight more looks they didn't need. Karl Cochran poured in a game high 23 points and grabbed seven boards on 8-12 from the floor including six bombs. Spencer Collins and Justin Gordon scored 14 points each with Gordon posting five yanks. Jaylen Allen chipped in with eight points as the Terriers emptied the bench.
The Buccaneers are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. ETSU are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. win and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Terriers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win of more than 20 points. Wofford are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 vs. Southern. I could make an argument for either team but I think this comes down to whether the Buccaneers can perfom competitively at both ends of the floor because without a doubt Wofford wins...