Furman Paladins vs. Auburn Tigers Betting Prediction 12/05/19

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It will be a matchup between two sensational offenses when the 14th-ranked Auburn Tigers (7-0) square off with the Furman Paladins (7-2) at Auburn Arena. Action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 5, 2019, and can be seen on SEC Network.

Furman Paladins at Auburn Tigers Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Tigers defeated the Richmond Spiders, 79-65, while the Paladins lost to the South Florida Bulls, 65-55.

Auburn dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.373 (above their season average of 0.228) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.0 (above their season average of 33.8). For those same stats, Richmond put up marks of 0.108 and 31.6, respectively. Furman, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (14.0 vs. 21.3). Auburn was led by Samir Doughty, who contributed 22 points. Clay Mounce, meanwhile was a key piece for Furman with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

This showdown pits one of the nation’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Auburn ranks sixth in offensive efficiency and Furman is 25th in defensive efficiency since the 2018-19 season.

Furman Paladins at Auburn Tigers Free Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Auburn, ATS Winner – Furman, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Furman averages 28.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 13th in the country. Auburn ranks 212th in three pointers allowed per game (23.1).
  • The Paladins rank 22nd in assists per game (15.7) while the Tigers rank 90th in assists allowed per game (12.0).
  • The Tigers rank 10th in steals per game (8.9) while the Paladins rank 202nd in steals allowed per game (6.8).
  • Auburn averages 4.9 blocks per game, which ranks 15th in the nation. Furman ranks 128th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).