Furman Paladins visit Southern Methodist Mustangs in college basketball clash

Furman PaladinsSouthern Methodist Mustangs
Dec 30, 5:00 PM | Moody Coliseum

Furman Paladins vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds

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The Furman Paladins will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Mustangs in Southern Methodist at Moody Coliseum on Sunday in college basketball action.

This season, the Mustangs are 9-4 overall and 7-5 ATS ATS, while the Paladins are 3-8 and 1-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Southern Methodist boasts a 0-3-1 on the OU, and Furman is 3-1.

View Furman vs Southern Methodist Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Mustangs as 14-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 216-ranked Mustangs and the No. 335-rated Paladins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-56 win for the Mustangs on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Methodist's No. 218-ranked offense, averaging 65.8 PPG, against a Paladins defense that ranks No. 231 at 68.9 PPG. The Mustangs field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Paladins marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.1% per game.

Defensively, Furman features the nation's No. 199-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.6 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 181 nationally in scoring at home.

Furman was a 65-53 loser in its last match on the road against Jacksonville. Furman got 11 points from Stephen Croone but lost anyway, 65-53, to Jacksonville on Saturday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Southern Methodist was a 67-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Alcorn State. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist earned a 67-52 victory over Alcorn State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Jalen Jones at Leavey Center.

Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing College of Charleston are 7-3
After playing Jacksonville are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Wyoming are 2-1
After playing Alcorn State are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Paladins at Mustangs trends to consider:
Furman is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Methodist is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Furman at College of Charleston, Saturday, January 5
Southern Methodist home to Wyoming, Wednesday, January 2

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