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ETSU vs. Wofford Predictions, Odds

  • February 1, 2021
  • By David Schwab

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will be on the road this Monday night against the Wofford Terriers in a 7 p.m. (ET) tip at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. The game will be available nationally on ESPN+.



ETSU-Wofford Betting Odds

Line Movements

  • Spread: Wofford -2
  • Money-Line: Wofford -124 ETSU +104
  • Total: 132.5

Odds Subject to Change

The Terriers have been opened as slight two-point home favorites for this Southern Conference showdown. The betting line for the total opened at 132.5 points.

ETSU extended its winning streak to four games (straight-up and against the spread) with Saturday’s lopsided 28-point victory over The Citadel as an 11-point home favorite. The team is 6-1 SU and ATS in the Southern Conference this season. The total has gone OVER in three of its last five outings.

The Buccaneers also have a SU three-game winning streak over Wofford. They are 2-1 ATS with the total staying UNDER in all three meetings.

Wofford has won five of its last six games SU as part of a 7-2 record in conference play. Yet, it dropped to 3-5 ATS in its last eight after failing to cover as a four-point home favorite in Saturday’s three-point win against Mercer. The total stayed UNDER in four of its last six contests.

The Terriers have a 7-3 edge ATS in their last 10 games against ETSU. They have won six of their last seven home games SU.

Betting Analysis – ETSU Buccaneers

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 10-5
  • ATS: 9-4
  • SU - Home: 8-1
  • SU - Away: 2-4
  • O/U: 5-8

The Buccaneers scored 112 points in Saturday’s win. Guard Serrel Smith Jr. put up a career- high 22 points in that game.

Guard Ledarrius Brewer is the team’s leading scorer this season with 17.0 points per game. He is shooting 48.1% from the field and 38.8% from three-point range. ETSU has four players in the lineup averaging at least 10 PPG.

This adds up to a 72.0-point scoring average while connecting on 44.4% of its shots from the field. The Buccaneers are shooting 34.4% from three-point range and pulling down 37.3 rebounds a game.

ETSU still allowed 84 points in Saturday’s win after giving up a combined 110 points in its previous two victories. Overall, the team has a points-allowed average of 65.9 PPG.

Betting Analysis – Wofford Terriers

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 10-5
  • ATS: 6-6
  • SU - Home: 6-1
  • SU - Away: 4-4
  • O/U: 5-7

Wofford got a big effort from guard Tray Hollowell in its win on Saturday with 22 points. Guard Ryan Larson was clutch from the free-throw line to seal the victory.

The Terriers’ best player this season has been guard Storm Murphy with 19.1 points and 4.3 assists a game. He is also one of the team’s best shooters, hitting 49% of his shots from the field and 39.6% of his three-point attempts.

Wofford is averaging 76.7 PPG and shooting 47.4% from the field. This number drops to 35.7% outside the three-point line. Its matches up well under the boards with 36.7 rebounds a game led by forward Messiah Jones (6.3).

The Terriers are holding opposing teams to 67.1 PPG. This jumps up to 74.7 points over their last three games.

Inside the Stats – ETSU Buccaneers

  • PS/G: 72 (174th)
  • PA/G: 65.9 (73rd)
  • Off Rtg: 102.2 (173rd)
  • Def Rtg: 93.6 (56th)

Inside the Stats – Wofford Terriers

  • PS/G: 76.7 (77th)
  • PA/G: 67.1 (95th)
  • Off Rtg: 111.9 (31st)
  • Def Rtg: 97.9 (154th)

Key Players to Watch

  • ETSU - Ledarrius Brewer (17 PPG, 5.1 RPG)
  • ESTU - Damari Monsanto (11.3 PPG, 7.5 RPG)
  • WOFF - Storm Murphy (19.1 PPG, 4.3 APG)
  • WOFF - Tray Hollowell (12.8 PPG)

ETSU-Wofford Predictions

This Southern Conference showdown has been tight over the years with each team winning five games SU out of the last 10 meetings. As an added incentive, first place in the standings is on the line.

Wofford benefits from playing this game at home but this is an excellent opportunity to take the Buccaneers SU on the money line as the slightly better all-around team.

You never know what you are going to get from ETSU on the scoreboard and the Terriers have been a bit lax on defense in their past few outings. This should add up to much higher scoring game than the betting line for the total suggests.

  • Score Prediction: ETSU 74 Wofford 71
  • Best Bets: ETSU +2
  • Best Bets: OVER

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