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East Tennessee State vs. Furman - 3/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Furman Paladins (23-9) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (24-8)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm (U.S. Cellular Center)

The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

On Sunday in Southern Conference Tournament action on the college basketball court at US Cellular Center, the Furman Paladins and the East Tennessee State Buccaneers will be matching up. 

Furman enters this game with a 23-9 record overall. The Paladins had a rather shaky run going in January and early February, losing five games in an eight-game stretch, but they’ve righted the ship lately with seven straight wins. 

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East Tennessee State vs. Furman - 3/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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In Furman’s Saturday game against Western Carolina, the Paladins took a 97-73 victory. Leading the way in scoring for Furman in that one was Daniel Fowler, with 18 points and five rebounds to his credit. 

Over on the East Tennessee State side, they’re currently 24-8 this year. The Buccaneers rattled off an impressive 16-game win streak from December into February, but they’re just 2-4 over their last six games. 

The Buccaneers managed a 77-59 win over Chattanooga on Saturday. In that victory, East Tennessee State guard Jalan McCloud put up 22 points, two rebounds and five assists to lead the team in scoring. 

Furman is 7-0 ATS in their last seven games overall and 7-0 ATS in their last seven versus the Southern. The Paladins are also 7-2 ATS in their last nine neutral-site games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games. 

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers are 9-3-3 ATS in their last 15 following an ATS win and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five neutral-site games. ETSU is also 16-7-2 ATS in the last 25 overall and the over is 4-1 in their last five Sunday games. 

This should be an interesting game. The first time these teams met this year on January 18 at Furman, the Buccaneers won 62-61. In the second meeting on February 25, Furman managed to even it up with a 79-76 victory. East Tennessee State has been really sketchy lately and they’re giving up a lot of points. I’m leaning toward Furman here.

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