East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. UNC Greensboro Spartans - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Greensboro Spartans (5-10) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (8-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Freedom Hall Civic Center)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -10 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers host the North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans in SoCon action.
The North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans have more talent then their record indicates so they are dangerous in my view. The Spartans snapped a five game slide with a 67-66 victory versus Furman as a two point home dog on Thursday. The Spartans won the shooting battle 42%-34.5% but the Paladins managed eight more looks and four more bombs with UNCG squeezing this one out with handful more free throws. RJ White paced the Spartans offense with 17 points and 13 rebounds with Kayel Locke tossing in 15 points. Demetrius Troy followed with 12 points and Diante Baldwin added ten points and five assists.
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The question for the East Tennessee State Buccaneers is can they get the job done and win the SoCon? That’s a definite maybe but right now the Buccaneers have won three straight and four of five after knocking off North Carolina-Central 72-68 on the road Monday. Both teams sank shots at around 43% but ETSU mustered a few more shots a two more baskets in a very close boxscore otherwise. TJ Croomer and Isaac Banks paced a balanced East Tennessee State offense with 12 points apiece with Banks hauling in a game high 12 rebounds. Ga’Lawn Guyn tossed in ten points while Lester Wilson and Deuce Bello chipped in with nine points each.
UNCG are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. East Tennessee State are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 vs. Southern. Seems that all the points make this a toss up so generally I’ll take the points…