Check out our free East Tennessee State vs Wofford pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Spartanburg. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
East Tennessee State vs Wofford Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 29th Betting Odds
Buccaneers vs Terriers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: East Tennessee State Buccaneers at Wofford Terriers
- Where: Spartanburg at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
- Date: Thursday, December 29th
- Betting Odds: East Tennessee State +7.5, ETNST +268 | WOFF -345 O/U 139.5
Coming into today’s matchup, the East Tennessee State Buccaneers are in the middle of a 5 game losing streak and have an overall record of 4-9. So far, the Buccaneers have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 0-4. For the season, East Tennessee State has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 0-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Buccaneers being +7.5 point underdogs.
East Tennessee State’s leading scorer this season is Jalen Haynes who is averaging 13.31 points per contest. So far, Haynes has accounted for 18.74% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.54 rebounds per game and 1.08 assists. Jordan King is the second leading scorer for the Buccaneers, averaging 13.08 points per game. Between him and King, they are accounting for 37.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for East Tennessee State this season, as they are currently ranked 169th in college basketball at 72.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Buccaneers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 177th in the NCAA.
Wofford heads into this matchup having played 13 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-5. Currently, the Terriers have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 7-0. The Terriers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Wofford has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 4-2.
Wofford’s leading scorer this season is Jackson Paveletzke who is averaging 15.77 points per contest. So far, Paveletzke has accounted for 20.6% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.54 rebounds per game and 4.08 assists. B.J. Mack is the second leading scorer for the Terriers, averaging 15.75 points per game. Between him and Mack, they are accounting for 39.6% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, Wofford will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Terriers are ranked 160th at 72.6 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 635th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Wofford is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.
Free Spread Prediction: East Tennessee State Buccaneers +7.5
Heading into this matchup between the Wofford Terriers and East Tennessee State Buccaneers we have a strong lean on taking the points with East Tennessee State at +7.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for East Tennessee State to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the East Tennessee State Buccaneers at +7.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.