East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. Wyoming Cowboys Free Prediction 12/21/18

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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers (8-4) square off against the Wyoming Cowboys (3-7) in the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational at Don Haskins Center. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. Wyoming Cowboys Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Cowboys fell to the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 76-66, while the Buccaneers were defeated by the Georgia State Panthers, 74-68.

East Tennessee State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (52.9 vs. 40.5) while Wyoming had a much better turnover percentage (11.4 vs. 23.4). Justin James fueled Wyoming with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Isaiah Tisdale had a solid performance for East Tennessee State, recording 19 points and five rebounds.

The Buccaneers’ Jeromy Rodriguez has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Justin James has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Cowboys.

It could be a tough game for Wyoming on the offensive glass. The Cowboys rank 341st in offensive rebounding percentage (17.7 percent), while East Tennessee State ranks ninth in defensive rebounding percentage (78.0 percent).

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. Wyoming Cowboys Pick

Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Wyoming, ATS Winner – East Tennessee State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • East Tennessee State ranks ninth in rebounds allowed per game (29.1) while Wyoming ranks 227th (39.3).
  • The Buccaneers average 23.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 105th in the country. The Cowboys rank 127th in three pointers allowed per game (22.4).
  • East Tennessee State averages 3.3 blocks per game, which ranks 95th in the nation. Wyoming ranks 104th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
  • The Buccaneers rank 53rd in assists per game (15.4) while the Cowboys rank 171st in assists allowed per game (14.6).
  • Wyoming ranks 24th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while East Tennessee State ranks 120th (6.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Buccaneers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 16.0, up from 12.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Cowboys have scored an average of 71.8 points per game (2.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 79.4 points per game (0.6 above their season average).