NCAA hoops odds preview - Furman vs. UNC Greensboro
Furman Paladins vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds
The UNC Greensboro Spartans will try to cover the spread at Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday when they get a visit from the Furman Paladins in NCAA basketball action.
The Spartans bring a 4-12 record (5-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-12 Paladins, who are 4-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UNC Greensboro go 2-7 so far and the Paladins go 6-3.
The Spartans were listed as 8.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spartans rated this week at No. 201 and the Paladins sitting at No. 323. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-62 result in favor of the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Paladins rank No. 272 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.5 per game. That compares with UNC Greensboro’s No. 75 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UNC Greensboro is college basketball's No. 66-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Paladins rate No. 161 with 6.2 per game.
Defensively, Furman features the nation's No. 184-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. UNC Greensboro, meanwhile, comes in at No. 37 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Furman, they were a 73-59 loser as they battled Elon on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point underdog. Furman got 19 points from Bobby Austin but lost anyway, 73-59, to Elon on Thursday at Alumni Gym.
UNC Greensboro was a 71-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wofford. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. UNC Greensboro got 19 points from Trevis Simpson en route to a 71-52 victory over Wofford on Wednesday at Greensboro Coliseum.
Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Wofford are 4-6
After playing Elon are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Samford are 2-6
After playing Wofford are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Paladins at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Furman's last 5 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
Furman is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
Furman is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Furman
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UNC Greensboro's last 5 games when playing at home against Furman
UNC Greensboro is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Furman
UNC Greensboro is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Furman
Furman at Wofford, Thursday, January 24
UNC Greensboro home to Samford, Thursday, January 24