Paladins vs Buccaneers College Hoops Game Preview
Furman Paladins vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers Odds
The Paladins hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread in the CIT Tournament at Memorial Center against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers.
The Paladins will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 16-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Buccaneers are 3-4 ATS. Furman is 12-12-1 against the total, while East Tennessee State is 2-5 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 42-ranked Buccaneers and the No. 109-rated Paladins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-71 win for the Buccaneers on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Paladins is ranked No. 195 in NCAA hoops at 34.5 per game. Contrast that with East Tennessee State’s No. 95 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, East Tennessee State is the No. 293-ranked team in the country at 5.1 per game, while Furman rates No. 82 at 7.2 per game.
Defensively, Furman features the nation's No. 36-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. East Tennessee State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Furman, they were a 63-58 loser as they battled College of Charleston on the road. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Paladins got 11 points from Jordan Miller, but it was College of Charleston that prevailed in a 63-58 final on Sunday at McKenzie Arena.
East Tennessee State lost its last outing, a 59-55 result against North Florida on March 4. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. East Tennessee State got 20 points from Mike Smith but lost anyway, 59-55, to North Florida on Friday at Mercer University Center.
Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing College of Charleston are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2
A few Paladins at Buccaneers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Furman's last 7 games on the road
Furman is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against East Tennessee St