UNC Greensboro vs. Wofford - 1/10/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford at UNC Greensboro
Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Greensboro Coliseum)
UNC Greensboro: +1 -- Over/Under: 144
TV: ESPN 3
The Wofford Terriers will travel to Greensboro Coliseum to take on the UNC Greensboro Spartans this Thursday night in College Basketball action.
The Wofford Terriers won their 3rd straight game and improved to 12-4 (4-0 Southern) on the season after defeating the Mercer Bears, 78-74, this past Saturday. Wofford led by a 39-31 margin at halftime and although they allowed Mercer to fight back to tie the game at a 72-all, however, the Terriers were able to hang on for the victory after finishing the last 2:23 of regulation on an 8-2 run. Wofford shot 55.8% from the field and 41.7% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Terriers was Fletcher Magee who had 20 points, 3 rebounds, and an assist.
On the season, Wofford is averaging 83.3 ppg on 49.0% shooting from the field. The Terriers are averaging 10.6 three-pointers per game on 39.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wofford has been led by Fletcher Magee (18.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.3 apg), Cameron Jackson (15.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.1 bpg), Nathan Hoover (13.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.1 apg), and Storm Murphy (8.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.8 ag).
Defensively, Wofford is holding their opponents to an average of 64.9 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Terriers have a rebound margin of 8.6 and a turnover margin of 3.1.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans won their 7th straight game and improved to 14-2 (3-0 Southern) on the season after defeating the VMI Keydets, 71-68, this past Saturday. UNC Greensboro surprisingly struggled offensively against the Keydets, however, was able to prevent the upset after a Francis Alonso three-pointer with :51 seconds left in regulation gave the Spartans the lead for good. UNC Greensboro shot just 32.8% from the field & 31.8% from beyond the arc, however, did win the turnover battle by a 19-9 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Spartans was Isaiah Miller who had 17 points, 9 rebounds, & 3 assists.
On the season, UNC Greensboro is averaging 79.4 ppg on 47.6% shooting from the field. The Spartans have a rebound margin of 0.4 and a turnover margin of 6.3. Offensively, UNC Greensboro has been led by Francis Alonso (18.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.1 spg), Isaiah Miller (14.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.8 spg), Demetrius Troy (7.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.3 spg), and James Dickey (7.3 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.4 spg, 1.9 bpg).
Defensively, UNC Greensboro is holding their opponents to an average of 65.3 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Spartans have a rebound margin of 0.4 and a turnover margin of 6.3.
The Terriers are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. Southern opponents. The Spartans are 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 however, are just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Wofford has won 6 of their last 7 games and has been outstanding on both sides of the ball as they rank 27th in scoring offense, 27th in FG%, 42nd in scoring defense, and 16th in rebound margin. UNC Greensboro continues to pile up victories and similar to Wofford, have been solid on both ends of the court as they rank 63rd in scoring offense, 49th in scoring defense, & 4th in turnover margin.
This is going to be one of the better games on Thursday night as Wofford & UNC Greensboro are two of the better teams in a very competitive Southern Conference this season. UNC Greensboro is a perfect 7-0 record at home however, the Spartans at times been pretty inconsistent on the offensive end which make games against Northern Alabama & VMI much closer than they expected to be. Wofford has one of the best duos in the Southern Conference in Fletcher Magee & Cameron Jackson and as I think the Terriers defense will give UNC Greensboro trouble, I'm taking Wofford to cover this small road spread.