Western Carolina vs. East Tennessee State - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (6-6) at Western Carolina Catamounts (5-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Ramsey Center)
The Line: Western Carolina Catamounts -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers and Western Carolina Catamounts meet Saturday at the Ramsey Center.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are averaging 77.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Ge'Lawn Guyn is averaging 18.4 points and 2.2 assists while T.J. Cromer is averaging 15.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. A.J. Merriweather is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Deuce Bello is dishing 1.4 assists. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. East Tennessee State is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Western Carolina Catamounts need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Western Carolina Catamounts are averaging 73.1 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Mike Brown is averaging 16 points and 2.7 assists while Torrion Brummitt is averaging 12.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Rhett Harrelson is dishing 2.5 assists and Justin Browning is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Western Carolina Catamounts are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. Western Carolina is allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The Western Carolina Catamounts have won seven of their last 10 road games.
The Buccaneers are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Catamounts are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This is a winnable game for a struggling Western Carolina team that needs a victory in the worst way. East Tennessee State hasn't had much road success. Give me the home team and the tiny number.