Wofford vs. Furman - 3/9/15 Southern Championship Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Furman at Wofford Terriers (26-6)
College Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (U.S. Cellular Center)
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The Furman Paladins and Wofford Terriers square off Monday night in the Southern Championship.
The Furman Paladins look to pull off another upset after beating Mercer on Sunday. On the season, Furman is averaging 63.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 68.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Stephen Croone is averaging 17.4 points and 2.7 assists while Devin Sibley is averaging 10.3 points and 2.9 rebounds. Daniel Fowler is dishing 2.5 assists and Kendrec Ferrara is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Furman Paladins have have five players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 32.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Furman is allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in five straight games.
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The Wofford Terriers look to build on their seven-game winning streak. On the season, Wofford is averaging 67 points on 46 percent shooting and is allowing 59.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Karl Cochran is averaging 14.9 points and 2.8 assists while Spencer Collins is averaging 11.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Lee Skinner is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Justin Gordon is shooting 56.1 percent. The Wofford Terriers have five players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 68.2 percent from the line and 37.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Wofford is allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in nine of its last 10 games.
The Paladins are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Terriers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Paladins are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Furman is coming off a monster upset, but it's hard to imagine the Paladins can do it again. Wofford is just too good defensively and should take care of business here by double digits.