The Furman Paladins (1-0) will be at home in Timmons Arena when they square off against the Elon Phoenix (1-1). The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 149 points with Furman set as a 4.5-point favorite. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Elon Phoenix vs. Furman Paladins Free Preview
In the Phoenixs last contest, they easily got past the William Peace Pacers, 96-53. With 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Elons Sheldon Eberhardt had a solid outing. Elon played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.224 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.7. For those same stats, William Peace had marks of 0.000 and 6.5, respectively.
The Paladins hope to keep it rolling after blowing out the Bob Jones University Bruins in their last outing, 101-48. Matt Rafferty played well for Furman, putting up 10 points and 16 rebounds. Furman played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.2 and a free throw rate of 0.224. Bob Jones University put up marks of 7.5 and 0.093, respectively, for those same stats.
Furman may have difficulty getting to the charity stripe in this showdown. The Paladins rank 268th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.224, while Elon ranks seventh in FTA rate allowed (0.175) since the 2016-17 season. Additionally, second chance points could be rare for the Phoenix. They rank 305th in the NCAA in offensive rebounding percentage at 25.3 percent, while the Paladins have been 47th-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 74.3 percent).
Since last season, the Phoenix are 19-15 straight up (SU) and 17-12 against the spread (ATS). Games featuring Elon have gone under the projected point total 55.2 percent of the time since last season.
On the other hand, the Paladins, have records of 22-11 SU and 17-9 ATS since last season. Games involving Furman have had a tendency to go over the projected point total over that same time frame (61.5 percent).
Elon Phoenix vs. Furman Paladins ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Elon, ATS Winner – Elon, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Paladins rank eighth in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while the Phoenix rank 97th (3.1).
- Elon ranks 47th in assists allowed per game (11.4) while Furman ranks 66th (11.8).
- Furman ranks 60th in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while Elon ranks 301st in three pointers allowed per game (25.0).
- The Paladins rank 32nd in rebounds allowed per game (32.1) while the Phoenix rank 264th (37.5).
- Furman ranks 58th in steals per game (7.1) while Elon ranks 230th (5.1).