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Davidson Wildcats home to Furman Paladins in NCAA Basketball betting action

Furman PaladinsDavidson Wildcats
7-15February 08, 2014, 07:00 | Belk Arena13-11

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Belk Arena Saturday as host Davidson looks to handle the Furman Paladins in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Wildcats are 13-11 overall and 11-11 ATS, while the Paladins are 7-15 and 4-11 ATS. As for the totals, Davidson boasts a 12-9 on the OU, and Furman is 6-6.

View Furman Paladins vs Davidson Wildcats Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Davidson sat as -18.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Wildcats and the No. 332-ranked Paladins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Furman was a 76-68 loser at home against Samford. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Furman got 26 points from Stephen Croone on the way to a 76-68 loss against Samford on Monday at Timmons Arena.

Davidson won its last outing, a 109-88 result against Samford on February 6. They covered in that game as an 8-point favorite. The Wildcats blew out Samford on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 109-88 win at Pete Hanna Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Davidson has the nation's No. 32-rated offensive output, at 78.33 PPG. The visiting Paladins defense ranks No. 213 allowing on average 74.23 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 47.25% so far, more than the Paladins marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.65% per game.

A few Paladins at Wildcats trends to consider:
Furman is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Furman is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Furman's last 5 games
Furman is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Davidson is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Davidson is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Davidson is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Furman at Western Carolina, Monday, February 10th
Davidson at The Citadel, Wednesday, February 12th