Furman vs Western Carolina Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/5/23

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The Furman Paladins and the Western Carolina Catamounts meet in college basketball action from the Harrah’s Cherokee Center-Asheville on Sunday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Furman is listed as an 11.5-point home favorite with the total for this game set at 153.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Furman’s 93-59 win back on February 11th, 2023, made it 14 wins in the last 15 head-to-head meetings for Furman in this matchup.


Western Carolina is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games while the over is 18-4 in their last 22 Sunday games. Furman is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS win while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 neutral site games.


I’m sticking with the Paladins here. Furman’s just the better team plain and simple, and Western Carolina caught Furman in the first meeting but the Paladins showed what they’re capable of in the rematch and I expect to see more of the same from Furman here. Give me the Paladins in a wire-to-wire beatdown.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Furman -11.5