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College basketball point spread favors Eagles in battle with Paladins

Furman PaladinsGeorgia Southern Eagles
6-11January 16, 2014, 07:00 | Hanner Fieldhouse7-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Furman when they take on the Georgia Southern Eagles on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Eagles are 7-9 overall and 4-5 ATS, while the Paladins are 6-11 and 2-8 ATS. As for the totals, Georgia Southern boasts a 3-4 on the OU, and Furman is 2-5.

View Furman Paladins vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Furman before tip-off in this one found them as 8-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 310 and the Paladins sitting at No. 348.

In their last action, Furman was a 57-55 loser on the road against Samford. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Furman got 20 points from Kendrec Ferrara but lost anyway, 57-55, to Samford on Saturday at Pete Hanna Center.

Georgia Southern was a 68-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Western Carolina. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Jelani Hewitt scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 68-67 to Western Carolina at Hanner Fieldhouse on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Paladins rank No. 232 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.24 per game. That compares with Georgia Southern’s No. 143 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Georgia Southern is college basketball's No. 44-ranked team at 7.76 per game, while the Paladins rate No. 167 with 5.71 per game.

A few Paladins at Eagles trends to consider:
Furman is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Furman is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Furman's last 5 games
Furman is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Georgia Southern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Furman
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Georgia Southern's last 13 games when playing Furman
Georgia Southern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Furman

Next up:
Furman at The Citadel, Saturday, January 18th
Georgia Southern at Appalachian State, Saturday, January 18th