Check out our free Furman vs Chattanooga pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Chattanooga. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Furman vs Chattanooga Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds

Paladins vs Mocs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Furman Paladins at Chattanooga Mocs
  • Where: Chattanooga at McKenzie Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, January 18th
  • Betting Odds: Furman +1, FURMAN -103 | CHAT -119 O/U 151.0

Paladins Preview:

Furman will take the floor against the Mocs with an overall record of 13-6. On the road, the Paladins will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 4-4. So far, the Paladins have been the underdog 2 times, going 0-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.

Furman’s leading scorer this season is Mike Bothwell, who is averaging 19.53 points per contest. So far, Bothwell has accounted for 23.83% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.53 rebounds per game and 3.95 assists. Jalen Slawson is the second leading scorer for the Paladins, averaging 14.84 points per game. Between him and Slawson, they are accounting for 41.9% of the team’s scoring.

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Through 19 games, Furman has been playing well on offense, averaging 77.6 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Paladins’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.0% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 11.79 made 3’s per contest.

Mocs Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Furman, the Chattanooga Mocs will be taking the floor for the 20th time this season and have an overall record of 11-8. Currently, the Mocs have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 7-2. The Mocs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Chattanooga has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 5-3.

Jake Stephens comes into today’s game as the Mocs’ leading scorer at 21.95 points per contest. Not only has Stephens been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Chattanooga’s top rebounder at 10.32 boards per contest. Behind Stephens, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jamal Johnson, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.74 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.1% of his shots and is adding 4.21 boards per game.

On offense, Chattanooga is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 19 games, they have only hit 34.6% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 39.37% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Furman Paladins +1

Heading into this matchup between the Chattanooga Mocs and Furman Paladins we have a strong lean on taking the points with Furman at +1. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Furman to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Furman Paladins at +1. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.

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