Furman at Wofford: 2/27/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Furman at Wofford: 2/27/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Wofford Terriers (13-8) vs Furman Paladins (15-6)

Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium)

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The Furman Paladins will travel to Jerry Indoor Stadium to take on the Wofford Terriers this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The Furman Paladins won their 4th straight games and improved to 16-7 on the season after defeating The Citadel Bulldogs, 72-63, this past Wednesday night. Furman trailed by a 43-33 margin early in the 2nd half, however, the Paladins offense was lights out the remainder of the way and Furman was able to pull away after taking a 68-59 lead with 3:32 left in regulation. Furman shot 54.5% from the field & 29.6% from beyond the arc while The Citadel shot 41.3% from the field and 23.5% from beyond the arc. Furman outrebounded The Citadel by a 37-30 margin and committed 11 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Paladins was Noah Gurley who had 21 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 blocks, & 1 steal.

On the season, Furman is averaging 79.4 ppg on 48.7% shooting from the field. The Paladins are averaging 9.6 three-pointers per game on 33.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Furman has been led by Mike Bothwell (15.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.6 spg), Noah Gurley (14.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.1 bpg), Clay Mounce (13.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.0 spg), & Alex Hunter (10.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.0 spg).

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Defensively, Furman is allowing their opponents to average 67.7 ppg on 43.2% shooting from the field. The Paladins had a rebound margin of 2.7 and a turnover margin of 2.3.

The Wofford Terriers won their 2nd straight game and improved to 14-8 on the season after defeating the Western Carolina Catamounts, 80-56, this past Saturday. Wofford had no trouble generating offense in the 1st half against Western Carolina and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 50-27 lead. Wofford shot 56.9% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc while Western Carolina shot just 38.5% from the field and 30.4% from beyond the arc. Wofford and Western Carolina each brought down 30 rebounds while the Terriers won the turnover battle by a 14-6 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Terriers was Morgan Safford who had 14 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal.

On the season, Wofford is averaging 75.0 ppg on 47.0% shooting from the field. The Terriers are averaging 10.4 three-pointers per game on 35.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wofford has been led by Storm Murphy (17.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.0 spg), Tray Hollowell (11.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.1 apg), Messiah Jones (9.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.2 apg), & Morgan Safford (9.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 spg).

Defensively, Wofford is allowing their opponents to average 67.8 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The Terriers have a rebound margin of 2.5 and a turnover margin of 0.3.

The Paladins are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall and just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Terriers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games.

Furman was not able to pick up the win at home against Wofford, however, I think the Paladins are just the better overall team as they come into this game ranked 32nd in scoring offense, 22nd in FG%, & 101st in scoring defense. Wofford is a tough team to beat at home, however, their defense is not anything more than average and after seeing the Terriers get beat recently by Chattanooga & ETSU, I think the play here is to take Furman to cover this small road spread. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Furman Paladins -1

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