UConn vs. Furman - 11/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Furman Paladins (2-1) vs. UConn Huskies (2-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm (TD Arena)
The Line: UConn -16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, ESPN3
The Furman Paladins and UConn Huskies face off early Saturday afternoon at the Gampel Pavilion.
The Furman Paladins look for their second road win to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Furman Paladins are averaging 70 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Stephen Croone is averaging 17 points and four assists while Matt Rafferty is averaging 15.3 points and 9.7 rebounds. Devin Sibley is the third double-digit scorer and Daniel Fowler is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Furman Paladins are shooting 34.4 percent from downtown but it’s their 42 rebounds per game that’s keeping them in games. However, Furman does have 47 turnovers in three games, a number that must be trimmed if this season is going to be a success. Furman has lost 10 of its last 12 road games.
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The UConn Huskies hope to get off to a fast 3-0 start heading into the game against Michigan. The UConn Huskies are averaging 92.5 points on 52.7 percent shooting and allowing 61 points on 33.1 percent shooting. Sterling Gibbs is averaging 20.5 points and three assists while Rodney Purvis is averaging 15 points and 3.5 rebounds. Amida Brimah is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Daniel Hamilton is dishing 7.5 assists. The UConn Huskies have played elite level defense and have 22 blocks in their first two games. UConn is also shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and has five double-digit scorers. The Connecticut Huskies have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Paladins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Huskies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
UConn is steamrolling teams out of the gate and Furman falls in the same boat as the previous teams the Huskies have played. I like UConn in a blowout.