The East Tennessee State Buccaneers (2-0) will be at home in the Freedom Hall Civic Center when they meet the Winthrop Eagles (2-1). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Winthrop Eagles at East Tennessee State Buccaneers Betting Preview
In the Eagles’ last contest, they barely escaped the No. 18 Saint Mary’s Gaels, 61-59. Chandler Vaudrin led Winthrop in scoring with 19 points on 8-for-15 shooting. Winthrop played a nearly perfect game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.509 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.9. Saint Mary’s put up marks of 0.452 and 20.0, respectively, for those same stats.
The Buccaneers come in on a high note after defeating the UT Martin Skyhawks in their last contest, 92-75. Bo Hodges played well for East Tennessee State, contributing 15 points, six rebounds and five assists. East Tennessee State played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic effective field goal percentage of 0.714 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 52.2. UT Martin was 0.463 and 36.4, respectively, for those same stats.
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Buccaneers rank third in offensive rebounding percentage (38.2 percent), while Winthrop ranks 37th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.3 percent) since last season.
The Buccaneers won the only game against the Eagles last season, 76-74. East Tennessee State out-rebounded Winthrop. The Buccaneers had more offensive rebounds (17 vs. three) and total rebounds (42 vs. 28).
Winthrop Eagles vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers ATS Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – East Tennessee State, ATS Winner – East Tennessee State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Buccaneers rank 25th in assists per game (15.8) while the Eagles rank 160th in assists allowed per game (13.1).
East Tennessee State ranks 60th in blocked shots (4.1 per game) while Winthrop ranks 138th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
East Tennessee State ranks 52nd in steals per game (7.5) while Winthrop ranks 277th (4.4).
The Buccaneers rank sixth in rebounds allowed per game (29.5) while the Eagles rank 201st (35.7).
Winthrop ranks third in three pointers attempted per game (32.7) while East Tennessee State ranks 183rd in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).