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UNCG vs Furman Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Spartans vs Paladins Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UNCG Spartans at Furman Paladins
- Where: Greenville at Timmons Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: UNCG +6.5, NCG +231 | FURMAN -296 O/U 137.5
The UNCG Spartans head into today’s game in what will be their 19th game of the season, posting a record of 10-8. So far, the Spartans have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 5-4. For the season, UNCG has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 2-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Spartans being +6.5 point underdogs.
UNCG will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Keyshaun Langley who is averaging 13.5 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 40.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.44 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.
Furman will take the floor against the Spartans with an overall record of 13-5. Currently, the Paladins have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 9-1. The Paladins’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Furman has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 10-3.
Furman’s leading scorer this season is Mike Bothwell, who is averaging 19.39 points per contest. So far, Bothwell has accounted for 23.63% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.39 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists. Jalen Slawson is the second leading scorer for the Paladins, averaging 14.44 points per game. Between him and Slawson, they are accounting for 41.2% of the team’s scoring.
Through 18 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Furman Paladins -6.5
Leading into this matchup, the Furman Paladins are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -6.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Paladins’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Furman has a field goal percentage of 46.4, good for 71st in college basketball. Although Furman hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 5-5, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -6.5.
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