NCAA hoops odds preview - Davidson vs. Furman
Davidson Wildcats vs Furman Paladins Odds
The Furman Paladins hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Davidson Wildcats pay a visit to Timmons Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 6-6-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Paladins are 2-6 ATS. Davidson is 4-8 against the total, while Furman is 3-3 versus the number.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Paladins as 14-point underdogs 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. 320-ranked Paladins and the No. 135-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-58 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Furman's No. 316-ranked scoring average of 59.8 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 177 and allowing 66.2 PPG. The Paladins FG% has averaged 38.9% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (43.4% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Davidson owns the country's No. 186-rated mark, allowing 70.7 points per game on the highway. Furman, on the other hand, rates No. 232 in scoring at home.
Davidson was an 85-53 winner in its last match at home against UNC Greensboro. They covered the 16.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Wildcats and Spartans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UNC Greensboro was handed an 85-53 defeat on Saturday at Belk Arena.
Furman was a 60-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against College of Charleston. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs. Colin Reddick went off for 25 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as College of Charleston handed Furman a 60-56 defeat at TD Arena.
Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Georgia Southern are 7-3
After playing UNC Greensboro are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wofford are 5-5
After playing College of Charleston are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Wildcats at Paladins trends to consider:
Davidson is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Furman
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Davidson's last 7 games when playing on the road against Furman
Davidson is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Davidson is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Furman's last 7 games when playing at home against Davidson
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Furman's last 16 games when playing Davidson
Furman is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Davidson
Furman is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Davidson
Davidson at Georgia Southern, Monday, January 14
Furman home to Wofford, Monday, January 14