Western Carolina at East Tennessee State
|Date & Time||Saturday March 2, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)|
Freedom Hall Civic Center
Johnson City, TN
ETSU -19 / over-under: 147
The Western Carolina Catamounts end the season on the road at the ETSU Buccaneers in Saturday college basketball.
The Western Carolina Catamounts enter the final game of the year off of an 83-78 loss to the VMI Keydets as a 4.5 point favorite.
Western Carolina is second to last in the SoCon just ahead of VMI with a defense that has allowed nearly 80 points per game being too much to overcome.
Carlos Dotson carried the Catamounts with 27 points and 12 rebounds with Marcus Thomas next in line with 21 points and four pulls.
Onno Steger gave Western Carolina another 19 points and eleven rebounds while the rest of the team totaled eleven points.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers come off of a 60-59 loss to UNC Greensboro on Sunday as a one point road favorite.
East Tennessee State will finish third in the Southern because the team has struggled to win against the top tier squads in the conference.
Jeromy Rodriguez was the top weapon for the Buccaneers with 16 points and 17 rebounds while Tray Boyd III tossed in eleven points.
East Tennessee saw ten points and four assists from Daivien Williamson followed by Lucas N’Guessan who netted seven points.
Western Carolina Catamounts are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and Western Carolina Catamounts are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
ETSU Buccaneers are 20-8-2 ATS in their last 30 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and ETSU Buccaneers are 20-8-2 ATS in their last 30 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Buccaneers need to take out their frustration and this is their opportunity against struggling WCU…