East Tennessee State Buccaneers (5-4) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (5-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans -7.5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers and UNC Greensboro Spartans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are averaging 56.7 points on 35.5 percent shooting and allowing 60 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Ledarrius Brewer is averaging 15.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while Ty Brewer is averaging 9.3 points and 0.3 assists. David Sloan is dishing three assists and Serrel Smith Jr. is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are shooting 22.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are averaging 70.2 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Isaiah Miller is averaging 21.2 points and 5.4 rebounds while Khyre Thompson is averaging 10 points and 0.3 assists. Kaleb Hunter is dishing 1.5 assists and Angelo Allegri is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are shooting 23.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game.
The Buccaneers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 9-3 in Buccaneers last 12 overall. The over is 10-3 in Spartans last 13 overall. The home team is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans are probably the better team here from top to bottom, but they haven't had any covering success. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are also playing solid basketball in their own right and have the edge on the defensive side here. I'll take my chances with the Bucs and the free points.