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East Tennessee State vs Queens 12/14/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Queens Royals (8-2) vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers (4-6)
December 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -2.5 / Queens Royals +2.5; Over/Under: +145
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The Queens University Royals and East Tennessee State Buccaneers meet in college basketball action from the Freedom Hall Civic Center on Wednesday night.

The Queens University Royals come into this one as winners of three straight after an 87-79 win over High Point last time out. Kenny Dye leads the Royals in scoring and assists with 17.8 PPG and 4.3 APG along with 3.9 RPG while AJ McKee has 12.4 PPG with 4.9 RPG and Jay’Den Turner has 10.4 PPG with 7.5 RPG to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Queens University up to this point in the season. Gavin Rains also has a team-high 10.7 RPG to lead the Royals on the glass up to this point in the season. As a team, Queens University is averaging 81.7 PPG on 47.8% shooting from the field, 34.4% from behind the arc and 69.7% from the foul line this season.

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will hope to bounce back after a 61-57 loss to Morehead State last time out. Jalen Haynes leads the Buccaneers in scoring with 13.7 PPG along with 5.6 RPG while Jordan King has 13.6 PPG with 4.3 RPG and DeAnthony Tipler has 12.3 PPG t0 cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for East Tennessee State so far this season. Josh Taylor has 8.9 PPG with 6.4 RPG and Allen Strothers has 4.3 APG to lead the Buccaneers in the assist department up to this point in the season. As a team, East Tennessee State is averaging 70.7 PPG on 45.3% shooting from the field, 29.2% from three and 65.1% from the foul line this season.

Queens University is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. East Tennessee State is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.

I get the case to be made for East Tennessee State at home, but the problem here is that I find the Buccaneers don’t score enough to give themselves a shot to win games. Queens University is the new kid on the block, but they haven’t been playing like it and I think Queens is getting disrespected once again here. Give me the Royals.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Queens +2.5

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