East Tennessee State vs Western Carolina: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – January 20, 2021

The Western Carolina Catamounts (7-4) are slight underdogs (by 1.5 points) to continue a three-game home winning streak when they host the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (3-5) on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM ET. The matchup’s point total is set at 146.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 20, 2021, 2:14 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Catamounts (+1.5)

The DraftKings line for this matchup is within 0.5 points of the model. Stay away from this one.

Pick OU:
Over (146)

In this game, the model projects a total (148.7 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (146 points).

Prediction: East Tennessee State 75, Western Carolina 74

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Buccaneers have an average implied point total of 73.7 this season, which is 0.3 points lower than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (74).
  • East Tennessee State has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (74) just once.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Catamounts (80.3) is 8.3 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (72).
  • Western Carolina will try to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (72) for the ninth time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

East Tennessee State and Western Carolina Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Buccaneers 2-5 1-2 3-4
Catamounts 3-6 0-5 6-3

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

East Tennessee State

Western Carolina

Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/18/2021 VMI Win 92-81 1/18/2021 Samford Loss 82-78
1/16/2021 Furman Loss 78-66 1/16/2021 Mercer Loss 78-76
12/22/2020 Alabama Loss 85-69 12/18/2020 Charleston (SC) Win 76-70
12/15/2020 Gardner-Webb Win 65-60 12/15/2020 VCU Loss 93-68
12/12/2020 UAB Loss 65-61 12/12/2020 N.C. A&T Win 104-98

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