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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Buccaneers underdogs vs Dons at East Tennessee State

San Francisco DonsEast Tennessee State Buccaneers
Dec 25, 2:00 PM | Stan Sheriff Center

San Francisco Dons vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers Odds


San Francisco pays a visit to East Tennessee State on Tuesday, hoping to send the Buccaneers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Stan Sheriff Center.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Stan Sheriff Center.

East Tennessee State will face the 5-6 Dons, who own a 5-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Buccaneers are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Dons are 3-3-1 favoring the OVER.

View San Francisco vs East Tennessee State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Buccaneers installed as 11.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 291-ranked Buccaneers and the No. 199-rated Dons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-54 win for the Dons on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature East Tennessee State's No. 254-rated squad against San Francisco's No. 203-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, East Tennessee State rates No. 143 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 112 nationally with 6.7 per match.

Defensively, San Francisco features the nation's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.7 points per game. East Tennessee State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 290 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were an 85-78 loser as they battled Mississippi at home. They covered in the match as an 8-point underdog. Cody Doolin scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Dons to a win (they lost 85-78 to Mississippi at Stan Sheriff Center on Sunday).

In their last action, East Tennessee State was an 84-61 loser on the road against Hawaii. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. East Tennessee State was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Hawaii and falling by an 84-61 score at Stan Sheriff Center.

San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Dominican are 2-0
After a loss are 5-5

Next up:
San Francisco home to Dominican, Saturday, December 29
East Tennessee State home to Virginia Commonwealth, Wednesday, January 2