Western Carolina vs. Furman - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Furman Paladins (17-13) at Western Carolina Catamounts (14-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Ramsey Center)
The Line: Western Carolina Catamounts -1.5 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
The Western Carolina Catamounts and the Furman Paladins face off on Saturday in SoCon college basketball action.
The Western Carolina Catamounts are 14-16 this season and they have won their last three games and six of their last seven. Western Carolina is averaging 70.7 points per game and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.9 points and their opponents are shooting 44.6 percent. Mike Brown leads the Catamounts averaging 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Torrion Brummitt is averaging 13.4 points and 7.2 rebounds, Rhett Harrelson is averaging 12.6 points, and Justin Browning is averaging 9.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. Western Carolina is 11-2 at home and 9-8 in the SoCon.
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The Furman Paladins are 17-13 this season and they have lost their last two games. Furman is averaging 69.5 points per game and they are shooting 45 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. Stephen Croone leads the Paladins averaging 17 points per game. Devin Sibley is averaging 10.6 points, Matt Rafferty is averaging 8.7 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Kris Acox is averaging 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Furman is 3-11 on the road and 11-6 in SoCon play.
Western Carolina is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 7-0 against the spread against the SoCon, and 5-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Furman is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record.
This is a coin flip and in those games I lean to the home team, at least in this one.