Atlantic Sun Tournament - College basketball point spread favors Hatters in battle with Buccaneers
East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Stetson Hatters Odds
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hatters in Stetson at Mercer University Center on Thursday in college basketball action.
This game is part of the Atlantic Sun Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Mercer University Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Hatters bring a 14-15 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-21 Buccaneers, who are 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Stetson go 0-0 so far and the Buccaneers go 1-2.
Bettors looking to side with Stetson in this one found them as 6-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hatters - Buccaneers odds would favor the Hatters if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Stetson is rated No. 227 in the current Odds Shark poll, while East Tennessee State is at No. 330. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-61 win for the Hatters.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Buccaneers rank No. 317 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.8 per game. That compares with Stetson’s No. 172 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Stetson is college basketball's No. 48-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Buccaneers rate No. 118 with 6.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, East Tennessee State owns the country's No. 146-rated mark, allowing 68.3 points per game on the highway. Stetson, on the other hand, rates No. 67 in scoring at home.
East Tennessee State was an 88-56 loser in its last match at home against USC Upstate. East Tennessee State was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by USC Upstate and falling by an 88-56 score at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
Stetson lost its last outing, a 77-65 result against Mercer on March 2. Stetson suffered a 77-65 loss against Mercer on Saturday, getting 14 points from Joel Naburgs in a losing effort at Edmunds Center.