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Furman vs UNCG Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 29th Betting Odds

Paladins vs Spartans Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Furman Paladins at UNCG Spartans
  • Where: Greensboro at Greensboro Coliseum
  • Date: Sunday, January 29th
  • Betting Odds: Furman +1, FURMAN -113 | NCG -109 O/U 139.5

Paladins Preview:

Furman heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 16-6. On the road, the Paladins will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 6-4. So far, the Paladins have been the underdog 3 times, going 1-2 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 19.55 points per contest. So far, Bothwell has accounted for 23.61% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.41 rebounds per game and 3.45 assists. Jalen Slawson is the second leading scorer for the Paladins, averaging 15.73 points per game. Between him and Slawson, they are accounting for 42.6% of the team’s scoring.

Through 22 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.

Spartans Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Furman, the UNCG Spartans will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 14-8. So far this season, UNCG has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Spartans as the -1 point favorites. The Spartans have been favored 14 times, going 9-5 straight up.

UNCG will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Keyshaun Langley who is averaging 13.86 points per game for the Spartans. Langley is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Spartans’ offensive game plan is the play of Keondre Kennedy who has hit 42.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.85 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UNCG this season, as they are currently ranked 378th in college basketball at 65.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Spartans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 249th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: UNCG Spartans -1

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the UNCG Spartans to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1 point betting favorites. Although UNCG as a team is just 281st in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Paladins’ defense. In addition, the Spartans have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -1 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Spartans to come out on top and cover.