Jacksonville Dolphins visit East Tennessee State Buccaneers in college basketball clash
Jacksonville Dolphins vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers Odds
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Jacksonville Dolphins pay a visit to ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Dolphins will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Buccaneers are 1-2 ATS. Jacksonville is 1-0 on the totals; East Tennessee State is 1-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Buccaneers sit at No. 330 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dolphins sit at No. 289 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Dolphins will win this game 63-57.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features East Tennessee State's No. 325-ranked scoring average of 59.5 PPG, against a Dolphins defense rated No. 291 and allowing 71.8 PPG. The Buccaneers FG% has averaged 40.4% to date this season, less than the Dolphins shooters have managed so far (41.4% per game).
Defensively, Jacksonville features the nation's No. 279-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.3 points per game. East Tennessee State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 285 nationally in scoring at home.
Jacksonville was a 77-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against North Florida. The Dolphins got 17 points from Keith McDougald as Jacksonville ran past North Florida 77-68 on Friday at UNF Arena.
East Tennessee State was a 70-60 winner in its last match on the road against Kennesaw State. East Tennessee State earned a 70-60 victory over Kennesaw State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Lester Wilson at KSU Convocation Center.
Jacksonville at USC Upstate, Saturday, January 26
East Tennessee State home to North Florida, Saturday, January 26