East Tennessee State vs. Western Carolina SoCon Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The No. 5 seed East Tennessee State Buccaneers (12-19, 8-10 SoCon) are favored by two points in the SoCon Tournament over the No. 4 seed Western Carolina Catamounts (17-14, 10-8 SoCon). The teams will hit the court Saturday at 2:30 PM live on ESPN+, with the winner moving closer to a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total in the matchup is set at 140.5.
East Tennessee State vs. Western Carolina Odds
- East Tennessee State odds to win: -129
- Western Carolina odds to win: +109
- Spread: East Tennessee State (-2)
- Total: 140.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 2:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Asheville, North Carolina
- Venue: Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville
Who Will Win East Tennessee State vs. Western Carolina?
East Tennessee State and Western Carolina Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least 2-point favorites this season, East Tennessee State is 3-10 against the spread.
When it has played as at least a 2-point underdog this season, Western Carolina is 9-6-1 against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 3.5 more points per game (144) than this matchup’s over/under of 140.5 points.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 140 points per game, 0.5 fewer than the over/under for this matchup.
The average point total in East Tennessee State’s games this year is 2.0 fewer points than the total of 140.5 in this matchup.
The average point total for the Catamounts this season is 4.9 points higher than this game’s over/under.
The Buccaneers have a 13-16-0 record against the spread this season.
The Catamounts are 16-13-1 against the spread this season.
East Tennessee State Stats & Insights
East Tennessee State has a +15 scoring differential, putting up 69.5 points per game (235th in college basketball) and allowing 69 (143rd in college basketball).
East Tennessee State prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 2.2 boards. It is recording 32.5 rebounds per game (132nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 30.3 per outing.
The Buccaneers knock down 6.4 three-pointers per game (286th in college basketball) at a 32.4% rate (280th in college basketball), compared to the 7.9 per outing their opponents make while shooting 32% from deep.
East Tennessee State ranks 229th in college basketball with 92 points scored per 100 possessions, and 178th in college basketball defensively with 91.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Buccaneers are posting 69.8 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 68 points per contest.
Western Carolina Stats & Insights
Western Carolina’s +108 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.5 points per game) is a result of putting up 74.5 points per game (118th in college basketball) while giving up 71 per outing (207th in college basketball).
Western Carolina wins the rebound battle by 1.7 boards on average. It collects 33.5 rebounds per game, 82nd in college basketball, while its opponents grab 31.8.
Western Carolina connects on 3.0 more threes per contest than the opposition, 8.7 (51st in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 5.7.
Western Carolina averages 96.2 points per 100 possessions (117th in college basketball), while giving up 91.7 points per 100 possessions (193rd in college basketball).
The Catamounts are putting up more points at home (78.9 per game) than on the road (67.7).
East Tennessee State Key Players to Watch
Jordan King leads the Buccaneers in points and assists per game, scoring 15.4 points and distributing 3.2 assists.
East Tennessee State’s best rebounder is Jaden Seymour, who averages 7.4 boards per game in addition to his 8.9 PPG average.
King leads the Buccaneers in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Allen Strothers and Seymour lead East Tennessee State on the defensive end, with Strothers leading the team in steals averaging 1.2 per game and Seymour in blocks averaging one per contest.
Western Carolina Key Players to Watch
Tre Jackson racks up 15.9 points per game to be the top scorer for the Catamounts.
Tyzhaun Claude puts up a stat line of 8.6 rebounds, 15.4 points and 0.6 assists per game for Western Carolina to take the top rebound spot on the team. Vonterius Woolbright has the top spot for assists with five per game, adding 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.
Jackson makes 3.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Catamounts.
Western Carolina’s leader in steals is Russell Jones (1.6 per game), and its leader in blocks is Claude (0.9 per game).
East Tennessee State vs. Western Carolina Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Western Carolina (+2)
- Pick OU:
East Tennessee State 71, Western Carolina 70
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