Charlotte 49ers vs. Furman Paladins - 11/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Furman Paladins (2-0) at Charlotte 49ers (0-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)
The Line: Charlotte 49ers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Furman Paladins will travel to play the Charlotte 49ers in a non-conference game on Thursday.
The Charlotte 49ers (0-2) are coming off of a loss against East Carolina by a score of 88-74. The Charlotte defense looked bad in this one as they gave up at least 41 points in both halves. Andrien White led Charlotte with 21 points in this one. Charlotte was out rebounded by a total of 39-26 in their defeat. Charlotte is averaging 74 points per game while giving up 86.5 points per game. Charlotte is also averaging 33.5 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Andrien White is the leading scorer for Charlotte this season with 15.5 points per game. Bernard Sullivan is the leading rebounder for Charlotte this season with 7.5 rebounds per game. Charlotte is shooting 59.6% on free throws, 38.1% on three-pointers, and 40.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Furman Paladins (2-0) are coming off of a win against Appalachian State by a score of 79-70. Furman was able to pull away in this one by going on a 14-7 run to end the game. Matt Rafferty came off of the bench and led Furman with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Devin Sibley added 18 points and 4 rebounds for Furman. Furman out rebounded their opponent by a total of 39-36. Furman is averaging 71 points per game while giving up 61.5 points per game. Furman is also averaging 44.5 rebounds per game and 9.5 assists per game. Matt Rafferty is the leading scorer for Furman with 18 points per game and also leads the team in rebounding with 8.5 rebounds per game. Furman is shooting 63.4% on free throws, 37.1% on three-pointers, and 40.8% on all field goal attempts.
Furman is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. Furman is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against Conference-USA. The over is 5-1 in Furman’s last 6 games overall. Charlotte is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Southern Conference. Charlotte is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Charlotte’s last 6 non-conference games.
Furman opened as the road favorite in this one and I think they are the better team in this one. Charlotte has started out slow this season while Furman has been the opposite and has shown they know how to win close games. I think Furman will enjoy a rebounding advantage in this one and will pull out the victory.