Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Buccaneers and Terriers. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Terriers at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium in Spartanburg, SC. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Southern conference game currently have the Terriers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 148.5 points.
EAST TENNESSEE STATE BUCCANEERS VS WOFFORD TERRIERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Wofford Terriers -3.5
This game will be played at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.
WHY BET THE WOFFORD TERRIERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Terriers.
- Not only will Wofford pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Can East Tennessee State Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?
East Tennessee State will be looking to snap their three-game losing streak as they head on the road to take on Wofford. So far this season, the Buccaneers have gone 9-8, including a 1-3 record in Southern Conference play. They have struggled on the road, going just 2-7 compared to a 5-1 record at home.
For the year, East Tennessee State has been the underdog in 10 of their 17 games, going 3-7 in those contests. In their last game, they fell to Furman by a score of 82-73. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Buccaneers have gone just 2-8.
As the underdog, East Tennessee State has an ATS record of 5-5 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-5, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are also 5-5.
East Tennessee State’s over/under record this season is 9-6 and today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (140.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.
In their latest game, East Tennessee State offense put up 73 points against Furman. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.8% and made 9 threes. The top scorer for the Buccaneers was Jaden Seymour with 23 points, while Quimari Peterson also chipped in with 16 points.
Coming into today’s game, the East Tennessee State defense is giving up an average of 69.5 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. Wofford. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.7%.
Can Wofford Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
Wofford enters this game as the favorite, and they have been the favorite in five of their 17 games this season, going 4-1 in those contests. They are coming off a one-point victory over Citadel, and they have won two straight games. At home this season, the Terriers are just 2-3, and their average scoring margin at home is -3.2 points per game. Over their last 10 home games, they have gone 6-4.
Overall, Wofford has a record of 10-7, including a mark of 3-1 in Southern Conference play. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -2.0 points per game, and they have gone 5-4 on the road. For the season, their record in non-conference games is 7-6.
Wofford has not been a good bet at home this year, going just 1-4 ATS. Their overall ATS mark is 7-6-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Terriers have gone just 3-6-1 vs. the spread.
Wofford’s over/under record this season is 10-3-1. Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (146.7). So far, 8 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.
Against Citadel, the Wofford had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 78.8 points per game. They scored 72 points and posted a field goal percentage of 50% in the game. On the offensive front, the Terriers have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 129th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 135th in terms of percentage and 22nd in three-pointers made.
At present, the Terriers’ defense is nationally ranked 232nd, allowing 75.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Wofford’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.0% this season.