Furman Paladins at UNCG Spartans Betting Prediction 01/12/19

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The Furman Paladins (15-2, 4-1 SoCon) will be at Greensboro Coliseum to meet the UNCG Spartans (14-3, 3-1 SoCon) in a SoCon matchup. Action begins at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019, and can be seen on ESPN 3.

Furman Paladins at UNCG Spartans Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Spartans got blown out by the Wofford Terriers, 72-43, while the Paladins won big over the VMI Keydets, 89-57.

Furman dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.3 (better than their season average of 14.8) and a free throw rate of 0.250 (above their season average of 0.170). For those same stats, VMI had marks of 22.1 and 0.175, respectively. UNCG, meanwhile, forced Wofford into a turnover percentage of 17.9 (above their season average of 13.8). Isaiah Miller had a solid performance for UNCG with 10 points. Furman was lifted by Clay Mounce, who put up 16 points and six rebounds.

The Spartans dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent game, UNCG won 80-67. UNCG out-rebounded Furman. The Spartans had 12 offensive rebounds and 38 total rebounds, while the Paladins had two and 17, respectively. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Points at the line might be hard to come by for UNCG in this contest. The Spartans rank 219th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.223, while Furman ranks second in FTA rate allowed (0.138).

Furman Paladins at UNCG Spartans Betting Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UNCG, ATS Winner – Furman, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Furman ranks 22nd in assists per game (16.9) while UNCG ranks 168th (12.8).
  • The Spartans rank 35th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Paladins rank 96th (3.5).
  • Furman averages 38.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 59th in the NCAA. UNCG ranks 103rd in rebounds allowed per game (34.4).
  • The Paladins rank seventh in three pointers attempted per game (29.8) while the Spartans rank 150th (22.3).
  • UNCG ranks 18th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while Furman ranks 152nd (7.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Paladins’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.0, down from 14.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Spartans have scored an average of 69.4 points per game (7.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.0 points per game (3.3 above their season average).