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College baskeball point spread favors Wildcats in battle with Paladins

Furman PaladinsDavidson Wildcats
Feb 20, 7:00 PM | Belk Arena

Furman Paladins vs Davidson Wildcats Odds

6-19TEAM RECORD19-7

The Davidson Wildcats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Furman Paladins at Belk Arena on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.

The Paladins will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 8-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 12-12-1 ATS. Furman is 9-9 against the total, while Davidson is 8-15-1 versus the number.

View Furman vs Davidson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Davidson Wildcats as 21-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 99-rated Wildcats and the No. 338-ranked Paladins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-59 result in favor of the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Davidson's No. 62-ranked scoring average of 72.7 PPG, against a Paladins defense rated No. 267 and allowing 70.5 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 45.2% to date this season, more than the Paladins shooters have managed so far (41.9% per game).

Defensively, Furman features the nation's No. 192-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Davidson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 76 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Furman, they were a 64-53 loser as they battled Samford at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Paladins got 14 points from Colin Reddick, but it was Samford that prevailed in a 64-53 final on Saturday at Timmons Arena.

Davidson was a 72-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against The Citadel. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 72-57 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Nik Cochran at McAlister Field House.

Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia Southern are 3-7
After playing Samford are 4-4
After a loss are 3-7

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing The Citadel are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Paladins at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Furman's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Furman's last 6 games when playing on the road against Davidson
Furman is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Davidson
Furman is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Furman
Davidson is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing Furman

Next up:
Furman at Georgia Southern, Saturday, February 23
Davidson home to Montana, Saturday, February 23