Check out our free Wofford vs East Tennessee State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Johnson City. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Wofford vs East Tennessee State Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 1st Betting Odds
Terriers vs Buccaneers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Wofford Terriers at East Tennessee State Buccaneers
- Where: Johnson City at Freedom Hall Civic Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 1st
- Betting Odds: Wofford -2, WOFF -136 | ETNST +111 O/U 139.0
The Wofford Terriers will be looking to pick up their 24th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. On the road, the Terriers will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. This season, Wofford has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 6-5. For today’s contest, Wofford has a betting line set -2 points in their favor.
Wofford’s leading scorer this season is B.J. Mack, who is averaging 15.68 points per contest. So far, Mack has accounted for 19.98% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.0 rebounds per game and 1.45 assists. Jackson Paveletzke is the second leading scorer for the Terriers, averaging 14.74 points per game. Between him and Paveletzke, 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%.
Through 23 games, the East Tennessee State Buccaneers have an overall record of 8-15. So far this season, East Tennessee State has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-10. For the season, East Tennessee State has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 3-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Buccaneers being +2 point underdogs.
East Tennessee State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan King who is averaging 13.74 points per game for the Buccaneers. King is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Buccaneers’ offensive game plan is the play of Jalen Haynes who has hit 56.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.57 points per game.
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 they 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.
Free Spread Prediction: East Tennessee State Buccaneers +2
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Wofford and East Tennessee State are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaging 9.47 and 8.78 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the East Tennessee State Buccaneers to cover as +2 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Terriers’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Wofford. At +2 we like the chances of East Tennessee State covering the spread as underdogs.