East Tennessee State Buccaneers at Wofford Terriers Free Prediction

Daniel GimenezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

Expect a defensive battle when the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (6-2) take on the Wofford Terriers (5-2) at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. Wofford Terriers Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Terriers had no trouble getting past the South Carolina Gamecocks 81-61, while the Buccaneers beat the Georgia Southern Eagles 69-64.

East Tennessee State played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.5 (below their season average of 44.8) and a free throw rate of 0.109 (below their season average of 0.166). For those same stats, Georgia Southern was 17.5 and 0.094, respectively. Wofford, meanwhile, dominated nearly every stat category in their game. They had a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.577 (above their season average of 0.558) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.6 (below their season average of 30.9). South Carolina put up marks of 0.395 and 19.5, respectively, for those same stats. Wofford rallied around Nathan Hoover, who finished with 30 points. Jeromy Rodriguez, meanwhile had a solid performance for East Tennessee State, contributing nine points and 17 rebounds.

This series was highly contested last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the most recent matchup, the Terriers won 75-71. Wofford had a better offensive rebounding percentage (16.0 vs. 11.5). East Tennessee State, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (22-27; 81.5 percent).

The game should be a showdown of strength against strength as the productive offense of Wofford takes on the top-notch defense of East Tennessee State. Since the 2017-18 season, the Terriers rank 37th in offensive efficiency, while the Buccaneers are 13th in defensive efficiency. Also, the Buccaneers rank 38th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.7 percent), while the Terriers rank 35th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.1 percent).

East Tennessee State Buccaneers at Wofford Terriers Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Wofford, ATS Winner – Wofford, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • East Tennessee State ranks 51st in rebounds per game (38.3) while Wofford ranks 285th (33.0).
  • The Buccaneers rank 30th in assists allowed per game (11.1) while the Terriers rank 188th (13.7).
  • East Tennessee State averages 7.7 steals per game, which ranks 26th in the NCAA. Wofford ranks 135th in steals allowed per game (6.0).
  • The Buccaneers rank 55th in blocks per game (4.2) while the Terriers rank 238th (2.6).
  • Wofford ranks 37th in three pointers attempted per game (26.0) while East Tennessee State ranks 207th in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).