Wofford Terriers at East Tennessee State Buccaneers Betting Odds

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Offense meets defense when the Wofford Terriers (19-10, 10-6 SoCon) visit East Tennessee State to take on the Buccaneers (23-6, 14-2 SoCon). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 142 points with East Tennessee State opening as an 8-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 23, 2018.

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The Terriers lost to the UNCG Spartans in their last matchup, 76-66. Wofford’s Cameron Jackson had a good game, recording 14 points and six rebounds. UNCG had an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.5 (above their season average of 33.7). Wofford, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (12-13; 92.3 percent).

In the Buccaneers’ last game, they were defeated by the Citadel Bulldogs, 84-82. With 15 points and 10 rebounds, East Tennessee State’s David Burrell put together a solid outing. Citadel did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (19-23; 82.6 percent). East Tennessee State, on the other hand, forced the Bulldogs into a turnover percentage of 20.7 (above their season average of 16.1).

The productive offense of East Tennessee State will face off against the mid-tier defense of Wofford. The Buccaneers currently rank 86th in offensive efficiency, while the Terriers are 212th in defensive efficiency. The Buccaneers should have the edge on that side of the ball.

Of Wofford’s 23 games with betting action, 11 have finished under the O/U total, while 16 of East Tennessee State’s 25 games have finished under the projected point total. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Buccaneers have a sizable advantage. They are 23-6 SU and 16-7-2 ATS, while the Terriers are 19-10 SU and 10-12-1 ATS.

These teams have already met once this season. In that game, the two teams combined to score 137 points, which was under the projected point total of 142.5. The Buccaneers won 75-62, covering as 4.5-point favorites. East Tennessee State had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.608 vs. 0.444). Wofford, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.7 vs. 24.0). Desonta Bradford was a standout player in the game, putting up 17 points and seven rebounds.

Wofford Terriers vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers Odds Prediction

Free Prediction: SU Winner – East Tennessee State, ATS Winner – East Tennessee State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Buccaneers average 7.9 steals per game, which ranks 23rd in the nation. The Terriers rank 124th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
  • Wofford ranks 28th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while East Tennessee State ranks 92nd (3.2).
  • East Tennessee State is 7-3-1 ATS at home, while Wofford is 6-6 ATS on the road.
  • The Terriers have 6 unders, 4 overs and 2 pushes in 12 road games.
  • The Buccaneers have 6 overs and 5 unders in 11 home games.
  • East Tennessee State ranks 57th in rebounds per game (38.1) while Wofford ranks 256th (33.0).
  • The Terriers rank 46th in three pointers attempted per game (25.5) while the Buccaneers rank 194th in three pointers allowed per game (23.1).
  • East Tennessee State ranks 31st in assists allowed per game (11.2) while Wofford ranks 179th (14.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • East Tennessee State is 2-3 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs in their last five games.
  • Over their last five games, Wofford is 3-2 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • The Buccaneers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.0, down from 10.6 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Terriers have scored an average of 73.6 points per game (2.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.8 points per game (1.8 above their season average).