The Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs (0-2) will travel to Timmons Arena to take on the Furman Paladins (2-0). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at Furman Paladins ATS Odds
In their last matchup, the Paladins barely escaped the Loyola Chicago Ramblers, 60-58, while the Runnin’ Bulldogs were blown out by the 15th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies, 87-59.
Furman’s 0.436 effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Loyola Chicago, who had a rate of 0.398. Gardner-Webb, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.244 vs. 0.206). Furman’s Matt Rafferty had a good outing, finishing with 18 points and seven rebounds. Nate Johnson was a key piece for Gardner-Webb with 17 points.
Furman appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. Since the 2017-18 season, the Paladins rank 37th in offensive efficiency, while the Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 178th in defensive efficiency. It could also be an error-filled game for the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ offense, which ranks 299th in ball security (turnover percentage of 20.6 percent). They’ll be going up against the top-notch defense of the Paladins, which has forced the 45th-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.4 percent).
Gardner-Webb at Furman Free Pick
Pick: SU Winner – Furman, ATS Winner – Furman, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- Furman averages 8.0 steals per game, which ranks 15th in the NCAA. Gardner-Webb ranks 253rd in steals allowed per game (7.3).
- The Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 170th in blocks per game (3.0) while the Paladins rank 229th (2.3).
- The Paladins average 28.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 10th in the NCAA. The Runnin’ Bulldogs rank 240th in three pointers allowed per game (23.5).
- Furman ranks 37th in assists per game (15.9) while Gardner-Webb ranks 252nd in assists allowed per game (14.7).