Furman vs. East Tennessee State - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (13-8) at Furman Paladins (12-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Timmons Arena)
The Line: Furman Paladins -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Tennessee Buccaneers and Furman Paladins meet Saturday at the Timmons Arena.
The East Tennessee Buccaneers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The East Tennessee Buccaneers are averaging 79.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Ge'Lawn Guyn is averaging 17.4 points and 1.9 assists while T.J. Cromer is averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Deuce Bello is dishing 1.4 assists and Isaac Banks is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The East Tennessee Buccaneers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Buccaneers are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The East Tennessee Buccaneers have lost 13 of their last 18 road games.
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The Furman Paladins look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Furman Paladins are averaging 69.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Stephen Croone is averaging 16.5 points and 2.4 assists while Devin Sibley is averaging 10.1 points and 2.9 rebounds. Matt Rafferty is grabbing seven rebounds and Daniel Fowler is dishing 1.7 assists. The Furman Paladins are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Paladins are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Furman Paladins have won six straight home games.
The Buccaneers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Paladins are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Furman has covered 12 of its last 16 games at home. That's good enough for me when we have two hot teams playing a toss up game. Give me the Paladins.