Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Paladins vs Spartans CBB Odds
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(15-2) Furman Paladins vs. UNC Greensboro Spartans (14-3)
Furman has steadied itself after its blazing 12–0 start in the non-conference that included an appearance in the national Top-25. The Paladins got blasted in two in a row after that, though.
The first defeat came in the final non-conference game, at LSU. Thee second came at the start of Southern Conference play, at East Tennessee State.
Furman has won its last two, though. It dropped 101 on the Citadel in the most recent game. Matt Rafftery, the leading scorer, hit for 28 on near-perfect shooting.
The Paladins are approaching 500 3-point attempts on the season already and rank sixth in the country in team attempts. Jordan Lyons is a big part of that approach with over ten attempts per game from out there. Percentage-wise, Furman is average, though.
UNC Greensboro Spartans
Wes Miller led his team to a 27–8 (15–3 Southern Conference) record a season ago and the school’s first NCAA Tournament berth since 2001, when Fran McCaffery was still the Head Coach.
This season, the Spartans look even better. Greensboro is off to a 14–2 start, matching Furman, and a perfect 3–0 record in the conference.
At least, that was until Wofford romped all over the Spartans’ home court on Thursday night, handing them a humbling loss. And that’s all that it will be for a team that learns well from its mistakes.
I tend to believe Miller is building something substantial at Greensboro and the resume backs it up this season. The Spartans’ two losses were at LSU and at Kentucky. The LSU game was especially close the whole way.
The team’s leading scorer from a year ago, Francis Alonso, is a senior this season and scoring even better, both in terms of volume and efficiency.
The second highest scorer a year ago graduated and the next guy was sophomore James Dickey, who is back this season but now the team’s seventh-highest man.
There isn’t anything this team doesn’t do at least adequately and it excels in the all-important turnover category. UNC-G ranks 68th with just 180 turnovers as an offense and in the top ten with nearly 280 TOs forced on defense.
CBB Betting Trends:
- FUR are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Sat. games.
- Under is 7-2 in FUR last 9 road games.
- FUR are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. Southern.
- UNCG are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- UNCG are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Southern.
- Under is 36-16 in UNCG last 52 home games.
- Favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
- Home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free Furman Paladins vs. UNC Greensboro Spartans NCAAB Prediction: UNC-G.
Two good teams but Greensboro is excellent and at home. I’ll take the Spartans by at least six, with a lean on things getting even more unbalanced than that.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Furman 75 – UNC Greensboro 84
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