Western Carolina Catamounts at Furman Paladins ATS Prediction 01/15/20

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It will be a battle between two great offenses when the Furman Paladins (14-4, 4-1 SoCon) clash with the Western Carolina Catamounts (12-3, 4-0 SoCon) at Timmons Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs. Furman Paladins ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Paladins lost to the UNCG Spartans, 86-73, while the Catamounts defeated the Mercer Bears, 79-71.

Western Carolina dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.510 (above their season average of 0.240) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.520 (below their season average of 0.564). Mercer put up marks of 0.333 and 0.397, respectively, for those same stats. Furman, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.327 (above their season average of 0.185). Noah Gurley played well for Furman with 27 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Western Carolina was led by Mason Faulkner, who finished with 18 points and six rebounds.

The Paladins dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent contest, Furman won 64-45. The Paladins’ turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Catamounts. Furman had a rate of 17.6, while Western Carolina posted a mark of 28.3. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

This battle figures to be a shootout as a pair of the nation’s top offenses face off. Furman ranks 17th with 112.2 points per 100 possessions and Western Carolina is 14th (112.5).

Western Carolina Catamounts vs. Furman Paladins Free Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Western Carolina ranks 47th in rebounds per game (39.2) while Furman ranks 248th (32.5).
  • The Catamounts rank 61st in assists per game (14.9) while the Paladins rank 161st in assists allowed per game (13.5).
  • The Paladins rank 41st in steals per game (8.2) while the Catamounts rank 178th (5.7).
  • Furman averages 26.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 33rd in the country. Western Carolina ranks 150th in three pointers allowed per game (22.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Catamounts have scored an average of 91.8 points per game (9.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.2 points per game (0.7 below their season average).
  • The Paladins’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.2, down from 12.4 for the season.