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East Tennessee State vs UNC Asheville 12/17/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

UNC Asheville Bulldogs (7-4) vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers (4-7)
December 17, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -1.5 / UNC Asheville Bulldogs +1.5; Over/Under: +149.5
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The UNC Asheville Bulldogs and East Tennessee State Buccaneers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Freedom Hall Civic Center. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs look for their eighth win. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers look for their fifth win.

The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are averaging 82.5 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Drew Pember is averaging 20.3 points and 9.3 rebounds, while Tajion Jones is averaging 15.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. Jamon Battle is grabbing 5 rebounds and Nicholas McMullen is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are averaging 71.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Jordan King is averaging 13.8 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Jalen Haynes is averaging 13.3 points and 1.2 assists. DeAnthony Tipler is the third double-digit scorer and Jaden Seymour is grabbing 7 rebounds. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.

The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Buccaneers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Buccaneers last 5 home games.

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, but the bottom line is we’re getting a free bucket with the better team. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs have simply played the better ball through 11 games, and they’re one of the best offensive teams in the country. I’ll grab the points with UNC Asheville.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: UNC Asheville Bulldogs +1.5

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