Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Buccaneers versus the Aggies? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on MWN. The game will be played at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT. The over/under for this game is set at 142.5 points, and the Aggies are the home favorites against the Buccaneers in a non-conference matchup.
EAST TENNESSEE STATE BUCCANEERS VS UTAH STATE AGGIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: East Tennessee State Buccaneers +17.5
This game will be played at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum at 9:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
WHY BET THE EAST TENNESSEE STATE BUCCANEERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Aggies.
- Even though we have Utah State winning straight-up, we like East Tennessee State at +17.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Can East Tennessee State Lock in a Road Win?
Heading into their 12th game of the season, East Tennessee State has a 7-4 record. In their four away games, the Buccaneers have gone 1-4, while they are undefeated at home with a 2-0 record. As of now, East Tennessee State has a below .500 record against the spread at 3-4. In their last five games, they are 2-2 vs. the spread.
So far, East Tennessee State’s games have averaged 138.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 140.5 points. In the Buccaneers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 134 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-3.
Against Jacksonville State, the East Tennessee State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 71.6 points per game. They scored 61 points and posted a field goal percentage of 40.7% in the game. Ebby Asamoah is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 17. Meanwhile, Quimari Peterson also brings a PPG average of 12.9 into the game.
At this time, the Buccaneers’ defense is positioned 92nd in the country, permitting 67.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, East Tennessee State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.8% this season.
Can the Aggies Hold Strong at Home?
Today, Utah State, who currently has an 11-1 record, will face off against East Tennessee State. In away games, the Aggies have gone 4-1 this season, while they have a 3-0 record at home. As Utah State gets ready to face East Tennessee State, their ATS record stands at 5-3. In their last ten games this season, Utah State has gone 3-1 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Utah State has an over/under record of 5-3-0, with their games averaging 148 points per game on average. The Aggies’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 136 points per game.
In their most recent game, the Aggies’ offense tallied 84 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 81.4 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Great Osobor, who is averaging 17.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Ian Martinez also maintains a PPG average of 12.7 heading into game.
Utah State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 46th nationally, with 64.3 points allowed per game. In their previous game vs. Santa Clara, the Broncos finished with a field goal percentage of 57% and a total of 82 points vs. Utah State.