Wofford vs. East Tennessee State - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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East Tennessee State (25-4) at Wofford (16-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Wofford +4 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers (25-4, CONF 14-2) and Wofford Terriers (16-13, CONF 8-8) face off in a Southern League showdown at the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.ETSU knocked off Wofford by a point earlier this season.
East Tennessee State comes into this game hot having won seven games in a row and nine of the last ten games. During that ten game stretch, East Tennessee state has covered six spreads.
Away from home this season ETSU is averaging 74.6 points per game while the defense is giving up 68.5. Over the last five games the offense has been even better averaging 78.2 points per game.
The Buccaneers like to spread around the wealth on offense, and so far this season they have four players averaging at least ten points, and eight players averaging at least five. The leading scorer for East Tennessee State is Tray Boyd III who is averaging 13.7 points per game.
Wofford had high expectations coming into this season but they are now struggling having lost five games in a row. Wofford has found a way to cover the spread in each of the last two games.
Over the last five games the Wofford’s defense has been a real big issue giving up 76.8 points per game. The first time Wofford faced East Tennessee State earlier this season the defense did enough, but the offense let them down, and it will take a happy medium to get the job done.
Wofford is led by guard Nathan Hoover who is averaging 15.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, and shooting 36.9 percent from the field.
The under is 6-2 in Wofford’s last eight Wednesday games. The over is 45-19 in Wofford’s last 64 home games. The under is 14-6 in Wofford’s last 20 games as an underdog.
East Tennessee State had problems with Wofford in the last meeting, but that won’t happen again in this game. Look for East Tennessee State’s defense to lock down, and that will be enough to cover the spread.