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East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Belmont Bruins Preview

Belmont BruinsEast Tennessee State Buccaneers
Jan 23, 7:00 PM | ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center

Belmont Bruins vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers Odds


The Belmont Bruins will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Buccaneers in East Tennessee State at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center on Monday in college basketball action.

The Buccaneers are 10-8 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Bruins, meanwhile, are 13-7 and 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen East Tennessee State go 0-0 and the Bruins go 3-1 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Buccaneers - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. East Tennessee State is rated No. 184 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Belmont is at No. 123. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-75 win for the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits East Tennessee State's No. 137-ranked offense, averaging 70.3 PPG, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 213 at 68.5 PPG. The Buccaneers field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Belmont owns the country's No. 249-rated mark, allowing 73.8 points per game on the highway. East Tennessee State, on the other hand, rates No. 65 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Belmont was a 79-78 loser on the road against USC Upstate. Kerron Johnson scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Bruins to a win (they lost 79-78 to USC Upstate at G. B. Hodge Center on Saturday).

East Tennessee State was a 73-65 loser in its last match at home against Lipscomb. The Buccaneers endured a 73-65 loss at the hands of the Bison on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Jarvis Jones at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

Next up:
Belmont home to Jacksonville, Saturday, January 28
East Tennessee State at USC Upstate, Friday, January 27