East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. Furman Paladins - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Furman Paladins (17-12) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (19-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Freedom Hall Civic Center)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Furman Paladins visit the East Tennessee State Buccaneers with third in the SoCon up for grabs.
The Furman Paladins are not going to win the SoCon but they are looking to lock up a spot in the top four. The Paladins had won three in a row before falling to Wofford on the road by a 77-73 count as a 2.5 point underdog on Saturday. The Paladins were a scorching hot 60% from the floor yet still came up short with the Terriers connecting at 53% with a decisive 16-6 advantage at the foul line. Stephen Croone paced the Furman attack with 19 points on 7-12 from the floor with Devin Sibley netting 18 points on 7-10. Matt Rafferty added 15 points and four blocks on 7-12 while Kris Acox chipped in with ten.
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The red hot East Tennessee State Buccaneers are looking to sew up the second seed in the SoCon and have been heading in that direction with wins in six of seven. The Buccaneers engineered a late minute rally to upend Mercer 77-74 as a three point road dog on Saturday. ETSU hit at 48% including a 14-28 performance from long range to squeeze out a narrow victory versus the 45.8% shooting Bears. The Buccaneers saw Ga’Lawn Guyn pour in 32 points on 10-17 which included seven bombs with Desonta Bradford adding 12 points and a team high seven boards. TJ Cromer netted ten points and logged seven assists while Deuce Bello chipped in with eight points.
The under is 6-2 in Furman last 8 Thursday games and Furman are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 vs. Southern. East Tennessee State are 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 vs. Southern. I like the way both teams scrap but I prefer points and a scrappy team…