UNC Greensboro vs. Wofford - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (8-4) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (9-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some SoCon action on the hardwood early Saturday evening, as the Wofford Terriers face off against the UNC-Greensboro Spartans.
The Wofford Terriers will look to keep their momentum going after a 10-day layoff following their 79-75 upset win over North Carolina. Fletcher Magee led the team with 27 points on 10 of 23 shooting with 4 threes, while Cameron Jackson added 18 points with 9 rebounds, 3 steals and 6 blocks as the lone pair of Terriers to finish in double figures scoring in the win. Jackson along with Trevor Stumpe each added 3 assists, while Derrick Brooks chipped in 7 points and 8 rebounds for Wofford. Magee leads the team in scoring with an average of 24.3 points per game, while Jackson leads the way on the glass with 6.5 rebounds per game and Storm Murphy leads the team in assists with 3.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Wofford is scoring 77.2 points per game on 48.3% shooting from the field and 77.4% from the foul line while boasting the 5th-best 3-point percentage in the country, shooting 43.7% from behind the arc.
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The UNC-Greensboro Spartans will try to keep their own momentum going entering conference play after an 85-67 win over subdivision Southeastern in their last outing. Francis Alonso led the team with 20 points on 6 of 10 shooting with 4 threes, while Marvin Smith added 13 points and Isaiah Miller added 12 points with 3 steals, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Kylia Sykes added 11 points to round out the scoring in double figures for the Spartans in the win. Jordy Kulper added 6 points and a team-high 11 rebounds, while Demetrius Troy added 8 points and 3 assists. Alonso leads the team in scoring with an average of 17.8 points per game, while Troy leads the way in assists with 3.3 helpers per game. James Dickey is the Spartans’ leading rebounder this season with an average of 87 rebounds per game this season. As a team, UNC-Greensboro is scoring 74.6 points per game on 45% shooting from the field, 36.6% from behind the arc and 66.8% from the foul line this season.
Wofford is 22-10 ATS in their last 32 games overall and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 road games while the over is 35-16 in their last 51 conference matchups. UNC-Greensboro is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 conference matchups while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win. The home team is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
The home team has had the bulk of the success ATS when these two teams meet, and the layoff doesn’t really do wonders for Wofford after such a big win. However, the Terriers have had their fair share of success in this matchup, and I value their win more than I do Greensboro’s win over a subdivision team so I’ll take a shot with Wofford and the points here.