East Tennessee State Buccaneers (6-2) at Wofford Terriers (5-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 1, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Wofford Terriers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will travel to Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium to take on the Wofford Terriers this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers won their 5th straight game and improved to 6-2 on the season after defeating the Georgia Southern Eagles, 69-64, this past Tuesday. East Tennessee State did an outstanding job on the boards and was able to pull away late after a Miaden Armus layup with 1:37 left in regulation gave the Buccaneers a 66-62 lead. East Tennessee State shot 40.6% from the field and outrebounded Georgia Southern by a 46-34 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Buccaneers was Tray Boyd III who had 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, and a block.
On the season, East Tennessee State is averaging 79.1 ppg on 47.6% shooting from the field. The Buccaneers are averaging 8.3 three-pointers per game on 35.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, East Tennessee State has been led by Tray Boyd III (13.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.3 spg), Jeromy Rodriguez (11.4 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.0 spg), Isaiah Tisdale (11.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.0 spg), and Mladen Armus (10.0 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.5 bpg).
Defensively, East Tennessee State is holding their opponents to an average of 64.5 ppg on 42.8% shooting from the field. The Buccaneers have a rebound margin of 15.8 and are averaging 7.3 steals per game.
The Wofford Terriers won their 3rd straight game and improved to 5-2 on the season after defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks, 81-61, this past Monday night. Wofford led by just a 28-25 margin at halftime, however, was incredible on the offensive end in the 2nd half and pulled away after taking a 70-55 lead with 4:33 left in regulation. Wofford shot 47.7% from the field and 44.8% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Terriers was Nathan Hoover who had 30 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal.
On the season, Wofford is averaging 81.4 ppg on 47.1% shooting from the field. The Terriers are averaging 11.6 three-pointers per game on 40.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wofford has been led by Fletcher Magee (17.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.6 spg), Nathan Hoover (13.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg), Cameron Jackson (13.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.6 spg) and Storm Murphy (9.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 4.3 apg).
Defensively, Wofford is holding their opponents to an average of 60.0 ppg on 40.2% shooting from the field. The Terriers have a rebound margin of 5.1 and a turnover margin of 5.1.
The Buccaneers are 13-3-2 ATS in their last 18 road games and 24-8-2 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The Terriers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. Southern opponents however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Wofford will most likely be the popular pick in this one as they do have a very talented team led by Fletcher Magee, Cameron Jackson, and Nathan Hoover, however, this is a very good East Tennessee State team that ranks 53rd in scoring defense and 3rd in rebound margin. The Buccaneers have been a very good team ATS on the road over the past few seasons and as I think their defense will be able to keep this game close, I’m taking East Tennessee State and the points.