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Furman vs. UNC Greensboro - 2/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UNC Greensboro at Furman
Date & Time Thursday February 14, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Timmons Arena
Greenville, South Carolina
The Line
The Line: Furman -5 -- Over/Under: 138.5
TV Channel
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The UNC Greensboro Spartans and Furman Paladins meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Timmons Arena.

The UNC Greensboro Spartans look for another win to build on their eight-game winning streak. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are averaging 76 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Francis Alonso is averaging 17.2 points and 2.5 assists while Isaiah Miller is averaging 15.2 points and 4.1 rebounds. Kyrin Galloway is grabbing four rebounds and Demetrius Troy is dishing 4.2 assists. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The UNC Greensboro Spartans have won their last six road games.

The Furman Paladins look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Furman Paladins are averaging 76.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Matt Rafferty is averaging 17 points and 4.2 assists while Jordan Lyons is averaging 16.3 points and 1.8 rebounds. Clay Mounce is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Hunter is dishing 3.5 assists. The Furman Paladins are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Furman Paladins are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Furman Paladins won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Spartans are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Southern and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Paladins are 37-16-1 ATS in their last 54 home games, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. Southern and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 33-14 in Spartans last 47 road games. The under is 5-2 in Paladins last 7 overall. The Spartans are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Furman and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The UNC Greensboro Spartans won the first game this season by 10 points and have won each of the last four meetings against Furman. The Furman Paladins are playing at a very high level at both ends of the floor and are winning their last five games by an average of 13.6 points. Furman seems to have turned up its defensive pressure as of late. Still, we're getting free points with the UNC Greensboro Spartans, a squad that's done nothing but win consistently all season long and hasn't had trouble taking care of business on the road. These are two really good basketball teams and Furman should be favored because of home court, but getting free points with the UNC Greensboro Spartans is too good to pass up.

UNC Greensboro +5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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