Wofford vs. Furman - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Furman Paladins (5-12) at Wofford Terriers (14-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Benjamin Johnson Arena)
The Line: Wofford Terriers -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Furman Paladins and Wofford Terriers play Thursday at the Benjamin Johnson Arena.
The Furman Paladins have split their last four games and play their 11th true road game. On the season, Furman is averaging 65.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 72.8 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Stephen Croone is averaging 16.4 points and 3.3 assists while Devin Sibley is averaging 10.1 points and 2.5 rebounds. Kendrec Ferrara is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Geoff Beans is shooting 37 percent from the field. The Furman Paladins have five players averaging at least 8.2 points, and they’re shooting 68.8 percent from the line and 33.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Furman is allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in four of its last seven games. Furman is 1-9 SU on the road.
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The Wofford Terriers have won five of their last six games and look for their sixth Southern victory. On the season, Wofford is averaging 64.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 62.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Karl Cochran is averaging 15.2 points and six rebounds while Spencer Collins is averaging 10.5 points and 1.4 assists. Lee Skinner is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Justin Gordon is dishing 1.5 assists. The Wofford Terriers have six players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 67.4 percent from the line and 38.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Wofford is allowing 31.3 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 69 or less points in five of its last six games. Eric Garcia is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.
The Paladins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Terriers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Paladins are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Wofford and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Wofford Terriers have shown that they're a consistent quality basketball team while Furman has been flat out garbage on the road. While I'm always iffy on laying a big number, Wofford has to be the pick here at home.