UNC Greensboro vs. Wofford - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Wofford Terriers (16-11) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (21-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans -9.5 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Wofford Terriers will travel to Greensboro Coliseum to take on the UNC Greensboro Spartans this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Wofford Terriers lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 16-11 (8-6 Southern) on the season after being defeated by the Western Carolina Catamounts, 80-74, this past Saturday. Wofford struggled defensively against the Western Carolina offense and couldn’t fight back after the Catamounts took a 70-64 lead with 6:32 left in regulation. Wofford shot 45.3% from the field while allowing Western Carolina to shoot 55.8% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Terriers was Nathan Hoover who had 19 points, 2 assists, and 2 steals.
On the season, Wofford is averaging 73.2 ppg on 46.0% shooting from the field. The Terriers are averaging 9.6 three-pointers per game on 34.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wofford has been led by Nathan Hoover (15.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.5 apg), Storm Murphy (12.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.0 apg), and Chevez Goodwin (11.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.2 bpg).
Defensively, Wofford if allowing their opponents to average 68.3 ppg on 44.2% shooting from the field. The Terriers have a rebound margin of -0.9 and a turnover margin of 1.9.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans won their 4th consecutive game and improved to 21-6 (11-3 Southern) on the season after defeating the Mercer Bears, 67-55, this past Saturday. UNC Greensboro was lights out defensively against the Mercer offense and had no trouble pulling away for the victory after taking a 45-32 lead with 8:37 left in regulation. UNC Greensboro held Mercer to just 23.3% shooting from beyond the arc and forced the Bears into committing 21 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Spartans was James Dickey who had a double-double with 15 points, 20 rebounds, and an assist.
On the season, UNC Greensboro is averaging 74.5 ppg on 43.5% shooting from the field. The Spartans are averaging 8.7 three-pointers per game on 32.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, UNC Greensboro has been led by Isaiah Miller (18.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.7 spg), Kaleb Hunter (9.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 spg), and James Dickey (8.3 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.7 bpg).
Defensively, UNC Greensboro is holding their opponents to an average of 60.7 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Spartans have a rebound margin of 3.1 and a turnover margin of 7.3.
The Terriers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games, however, are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against the Spartans. The Spartans are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 14-10-1 ATS on the season.
Wofford comes into this game ranked 119th in scoring offense, 149th in scoring defense, and 243rd in defensive FG%.
UNC Greensboro has been solid on both ends of the court as the Spartans currently rank 91st in scoring offense, 8th in scoring defense, and 1st in turnover margin.
Wofford has had UNC Greensboro’s number over the past few years, however, the Terriers aren’t as talented as we’ve seen over the past years and have struggled defensively. UNC Greensboro dropped a 98-92 game at Wofford earlier this season, however, the Spartans are an impressive 13-3 at home this season and as I see the Terriers having trouble slowing down the Spartans offense in this one, I’m taking UNC Greensboro to win by double-digits and cover this spread.