Furman Paladins (5-1) at Alabama Crimson Tide (3-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -5 -- Over/Under: 151 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Furman Paladins and Alabama Crimson Tide meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Coleman Coliseum.
The Furman Paladins look for another win to build on their 5-1 record. The Furman Paladins are averaging 85.8 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 61.7 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Mike Bothwell is averaging 17.7 points and 4.2 assists while Clay Mounce is averaging 15.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Noah Gurley is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Slawson is dishing 3.5 assists. The Furman Paladins are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Furman Paladins are allowing 24 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game.
The Alabama Crimson Tide need a win after splitting their last four games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 75 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. John Petty Jr. is averaging 13.8 points and five rebounds while Jahvon Quinerly is averaging 13.6 points and 2.8 assists. Herbert Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jaden Shackelford is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game.
The Paladins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. The Crimson Tide are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Paladins last 6 road games. The over is 11-5 in Crimson Tide last 16 home games.
The Furman Paladins look like a really good basketball team, especially on the offensive side, and while you can argue they haven't played anybody much, they did take Cincinnati down to the wire in their first real test. The Alabama Crimson Tide were supposed to be a good team this year, but they've struggled to score the basketball and haven't had much success agains the number lately. Give me Furman and the free buckets in a game it could win outright.