Chattanooga vs Furman Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/6/23
Furman Paladins (26-7) vs Chattanooga Mocs (18-16)
Game Info: Monday, March 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Harrah's Cherokee Center)
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The Furman Paladins will play the Chattanooga Mocs in the Finals of the SoCon Championship on Monday night at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Furman Paladins are 26-7 (15-3) this season after they defeated Western Carolina in overtime by a score of 83-80 in their last game. Furman led by 15 points at halftime, but was unable to hold onto the lead in regulation. Furman shot 39% from the field and made 30 free throws in the win. The Paladins recorded 36 rebounds and only turned the ball over three times in the game. The Furman Paladins are averaging 81.9 points per game, 70.7 points against per game, 35.5 rebounds per game, and 17.5 assists per game. Mike Bothwell has led the Paladins this season with 17.8 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game. Furman is shooting 48.6% from the field, 74.4% on free throws, and 35.2% on three pointers this year.
The Chattanooga Mocs are 18-16 (7-11) this season after they defeated Wofford by a score of 74-62 in their last game. Chattanooga led this game by one-point at halftime and was able to hold Wofford to only 28 points in the second half. Chattanooga shot 50% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the win. The Mocs recorded 30 rebounds and forced 11 turnovers in the game. The Chattanooga Mocs are averaging 77.2 points per game, 71.9 points against per game, 36.5 rebounds per game, and 15.4 assists per game. Jake Stephens has led the Mocs this season with 21.7 points per game, 10 rebounds per game, and 3.6 assists per game. Chattanooga is shooting 45.1% from the field, 71% on free throws, and 37.8% on three pointers this year.
Furman had the best regular season record in the Southern Conference this year, while Chattanooga was towards the bottom with a 7-11 record. Furman won both meetings against Chattanooga this season by scores of 79-58 and 77-69. Furman is the better team when looking at the metrics, but it is hard to ignore how well Chattanooga is playing right now. Chattanooga defeated Samford, who was tied for first in the Southern this year, earlier in this tournament. I like the Mocs in this one.