Furman vs. The Citadel - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
The Citadel Bulldogs (6-22) at Furman Paladins (24-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Timmons Arena)
The Line: Furman Paladins -22 -- Over/Under: 151 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Furman Paladins (24-6) will host the Citadel Bulldogs (6-22) in a Southern Conference match up on Saturday February 29th, 2020 at the Timmons Arena in Greenville, SC. The game is scheduled for a 4:30pm eastern tip off.
Furman are coming off two consecutive wins with most recently a 81-67 win over UNC Greensboro. Furman were led by Noah Gurley and Jalen Slawson who each contributed 17 points. As a team they shot 50.9 percent from the field and 47.6 percent from the three-point line. Furman are currently second in the conference standings and will try to take the top spot with a win in the final conference game before the tournament.
On the season, Furman are averaging 76.9 points per game and are giving up 66.3 points to their opponents. As a team they are shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the arc. They are led by Jordan Lyons with 16.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. As a team Furman are averaging 31.7 rebounds, 15.0 assists and 8.1 steals per game.
Citadel has been horrible this season and is currently on a 17-game losing streak in conference. Their last game was a 57-73 loss against Mercer with Kaelon Harris leading the team with 14 points and 3 rebounds. As a team they shot 32.8 percent from the field and 24.1 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the season, Citadel are averaging 75.4 points per game and are converting at 43.4 percent for the year. They are giving up 80.6 points per game for a differential of 5.2 points. They are led on the year by Eddie Davis III with 14 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. As a team they average 34.5 rebounds, 14.7 assists and 6.8 steals per game.
Citadel are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games whereas Furman are not much better as of late at 2-3 in their last 5. The last time these two teams played resulted in a 24-point win for Furman. Furman have something to fight for trying to take the top spot in conference where Citadel are just waiting for this dreadful season to be over. I’ll lay the points with Furman at home in this one in a blowout.