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Tennessee Tech vs Western Carolina 12/17/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Western Carolina Catamounts (5-6) vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (3-8)
December 17, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles -3 / Western Carolina Catamounts +3; Over/Under: +145
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The Western Carolina Catamounts and Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Hooper Eblen Center. The Western Carolina Catamounts look to get back to a .500 record. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles look for their fourth win.

The Western Carolina Catamounts are averaging 76.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 45 percent shooting. Tre Jackson is averaging 14.8 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Tyzhaun Claude is averaging 14.4 points and 0.6 assists. Vonterius Woolbright is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Jones Jr. is dishing 2.5 assists. The Western Carolina Catamounts are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Western Carolina Catamounts are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are averaging 70.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Jaylen Sebree is averaging 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Brett Thompson is averaging 11.1 points and 3.1 assists. Jayvis Harvey is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Perry is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.

The Catamounts are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Catamounts last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Golden Eagles last 5 overall.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles haven’t been good through 11 games, so this line being what it is tells me oddsmakers know something. Maybe it’s the fact the Western Carolina Catamounts are shooing just 38.3 percent from the field on the road. Tennessee Tech is winning at home by an average of 13 points. I’ll lay the bucket with the Golden Eagles.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles -3

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