Furman vs. Elon - 11/14/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Elon Phoenix (1-1) at Furman Paladins (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Timmons Arena)
The Line: Furman Paladins -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Elon Phoenix and Furman Paladins meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Timmons Arena.
The Elon Phoenix look for their first road win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Elon Phoenix are averaging 68 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 55.4 percent shooting. Dmitri Thompson is averaging 13.5 points and seven rebounds while Tyler Seibring is averaging 13 points and three assists. Sheldon Eberhardt is dishing four assists and Brian Dawkins is grabbing six rebounds. The Elon Phoenix are shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc and 57.1 percent from the free throw line. The Elon Phoenix are allowing 48 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game. The Elon Phoenix have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Furman Paladins look to get off to a 2-0 start after beating Bob Jones on Friday. The Furman Paladins are averaging 101 points on 52.2 percent shooting and allowing 48 points on 33.3 percent shooting. Devin Sibley is averaging 23 points and two assists while Daniel Fowler is averaging 15 points and three rebounds. Jordan Lyons is the third double-digit scorer and John Davis III is dishing three assists. The Furman Paladins are shooting 43.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Furman Paladins are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game. The Furman Paladins have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
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The Furman Paladins have been really sharp at home dating back to last season and played pretty well in their season opener even if it was against a school nobody heard of. Elon is an experienced basketball team that already has a game under its belt against Duke this season, so the Phoenix won't be shook or anything. However, Furman has the best player on the floor in Sibley and is a high powered offensive team that can run Elon off the court if it isn't careful. I'll take the Furman Paladins and the reasonable line at home.