Wofford vs. UNC Greensboro - 2/20/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Greensboro Spartans (21-7) at Wofford Terriers (19-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Wofford Terriers +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The UNC Greensboro Spartans will travel to the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium to take on the Wofford Terriers this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans had their 5-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 21-7 (12-3 Southern) on the season after being defeated by the Mercer Bears, 77-74, this past Saturday. UNC Greensboro fought back from a 16-point deficit in the 1st half to trail by just a 31-30 margin at halftime, however, couldn’t get the road victory after an 11-2 Bears run gave Mercer a 66-62 lead with 4:58 left in regulation. UNC Greensboro allowed Mercer to shoot 53.5% from the field and 43.8% (7-16) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Spartans was Francis Alonso who had 18 points and 2 assists. On the season, UNC Greensboro is averaging 74.0 ppg on 44.8% shooting from the field. The Spartans are averaging 9.8 three-pointers per game on 36.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, UNC Greensboro has been led by Francis Alonso (16.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.2 spg), Marvin Smith (12.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg), James Dickey (8.9 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.2 bpg), and Jordy Kuiper (6.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.2 apg). Defensively, UNC Greensboro is holding their opponents to an average of 63.2 ppg on 41.2% shooting from the field. The Spartans have a rebound margin of 6.5 and a turnover margin of 1.3.
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The Wofford Terriers won their 2nd straight game and improved to 19-9 (10-5 Southern) on the season after defeating the Chattanooga Mocs, 74-64, this past Saturday. Wofford was great on the offensive end against the Mocs and pulled away in the 2nd half after taking a 67-59 lead with under two minutes left in regulation. Wofford shot 48.1% from the field and 48.3% (14-29) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Terriers was Fletcher Magee who had 45 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal. On the season, Wofford is averaging 76.7 ppg on 47.3% shooting from the field. The Terriers are averaging 10.8 three-pointers per game on 42.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wofford has been led by Fletcher Magee (22.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.8 apg), Trevor Stumpe (11.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.2 apg), Cameron Jackson (11.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.9 spg), and Nathan Hoover (10.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.3 apg). Defensively, Wofford is allowing their opponents to an average of 70.8 ppg on 44.9% shooting from the field. The Terriers have a rebound margin of 1.4 and a turnover margin of 0.4.
The Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The Terriers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games following three or more consecutive road games however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
UNC Greensboro has won 10 of their last 12 games and has been led by their defense that ranks 9th in scoring defense and 40th in defensive FG%. Wofford has won 3 of their last 4 games and has been led by their offense and come into this matchup ranked 96th in scoring offense, 52nd in FG%, and 5th in 3P-FG%. Wofford has arguably the best scoring threat in the Southern conference in Fletcher Magee, however, the Spartans defense have a big advantage on the boards and as expect the Spartans to bounce back after their tough loss at Mercer, I’m taking UNC Greensboro to cover this small road spread.