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East Tennessee State vs. Furman - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Furman Paladins (7-17) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (14-10)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm (ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center)

The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Furman Paladins and East Tennessee State Buccaneers meet Saturday at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

The Furman Paladins have lost five of their last seven games and look for their second road win. On the season, Furman is averaging 64 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 72.8 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Stephen Croone is averaging 17.5 points and three assists while Devin Sibley is averaging 9.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Daniel Fowler is dishing 2.4 assists and Kendrec Ferrara is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Furman Paladins have five players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 67 percent from the line and 33.1 percent from downtown. Defensively, Furman is allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 74 or more points in four of its last seven games.

East Tennessee State vs. Furman - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, ETSU is averaging 72.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 73 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Jalen Riley is averaging 19.8 points and 2.7 assists while Rashawn Rembert is averaging 15.5 points and 2.6 rebounds. Lester Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and A.J. Merriweather is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers have five players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 71.5 percent from the line and 37.9 percent from deep. Defensively, East Tennessee State is allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in five of its last eight games.

The Paladins are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss. The Buccaneers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

You'd be rather set if you just spent all season fading the East Tennessee State Buccaneers. This team simply doesn't do a good job, especially at home where they've dropped five straight against the number. This is more a fade from the Bucs, as Furman has to be the play here. 

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Furman Paladins +9.5

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