Furman vs. Western Carolina - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Carolina Catamounts (13-15) at Furman Paladins (7-20)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Timmons Arena)
The Line: Furman Paladins +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Carolina Catamounts and Furman Paladins meet Thursday at the Timmons Arena.
The Western Carolina Catamounts look for a big win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Western Carolina is averaging 71.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and is allowing 73 points on 43.2 percent shooting. James Sinclair is averaging 19.4 points and 3.2 assists while Mike Brown is averaging 13.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. Rhett Harrelson is dishing 2.6 assists and Torrion Brummitt is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Western Carolina Catamounts have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.8 percent from the line and 35.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Western Carolina is allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in seven of its last eight games.
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The Furman Paladins play spoiler in hopes of snapping a seven-game skid. On the season, Furman is averaging 64 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 70.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Stephen Croone is averaging 17.3 points and 2.8 assists while Devin Sibley is averaging 10 points and 2.7 rebounds. Daniel Fowler is dishing 2.5 assists and Kendrec Ferrara is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Furman Paladins have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 66.6 percent from the line and 32.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Furman is allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or more points in six of its last 10 games.
The Catamounts are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. The Paladins are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
While Furman isn't winning games outright, the Paladins have been nothing but money ATS on their home court. In somewhat of a toss up game, I'll take the points and the home team.