Furman Paladins at Elon Phoenix Betting Prediction

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The undefeated Furman Paladins (8-0) hope to remain perfect when they meet the Elon Phoenix (3-5) at Schar Center. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Furman Paladins at Elon Phoenix ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Phoenix were beaten by the Boston University Terriers, 65-58, while the Paladins barely escaped the Western Carolina Catamounts, 90-88.

Furman dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.205 (below their season average of 0.207) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.1 (above their season average of 30.6). For those same stats, Western Carolina had marks of 0.150 and 29.6, respectively. Elon, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 10.0 (better than their season average of 21.1). Elon received a boost from Steven Santa Ana, who contributed 19 points and eight rebounds. Matt Rafferty, meanwhile had a good outing for Furman, contributing 21 points and 15 rebounds.

The Paladins won the only game between these two teams last season, 76-67. Furman had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (32.6 vs. 20.0). Elon, on the other hand, did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (14-16; 87.5 percent).

Elon could have difficulty getting to the free throw line in this showdown. Dating back to last season, the Phoenix rank 345th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.178, while Furman ranks 28th in FTA rate allowed (0.187). Also, the Paladins rank 32nd in offensive efficiency (113.5), while the Phoenix rank 296th in defensive efficiency (108.2).

Furman Paladins vs. Elon Phoenix Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Furman, ATS Winner – Furman, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Furman averages 28.5 three pointers per game, which ranks ninth in the nation. Elon ranks 322nd in three pointers allowed per game (27.1).
  • The Paladins rank 26th in assists per game (16.2) while the Phoenix rank 131st in assists allowed per game (12.9).
  • Elon ranks 33rd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Furman ranks 106th (3.1).
  • The Paladins rank 14th in steals per game (8.2) while the Phoenix rank 293rd (4.5).
  • Furman ranks 154th in rebounds allowed per game (34.8) while Elon ranks 293rd (38.3).