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Furman Paladins Face the Michigan Wolverines: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Crisler Center will host Furman Paladins vs Michigan Wolverines action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Michigan Wolverines betting line opened as -15-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Furman Paladins vs Michigan Wolverines Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Michigan Wolverines battles the Furman Paladins, currently sitting with a 7-5 mark (3-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 4-4-1 for the Michigan Wolverines and 2-1 for the Furman Paladins.

The Wolverines - Paladins odds would favor the Wolverines if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Michigan is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Furman is at No. 127.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Michigan's No. 132-ranked scoring average of 75.17 PPG, against a Furman Paladins defense rated No. 30 and allowing 62.83 PPG. The Michigan Wolverines FG% has averaged 47.33% to date this season, more than the Furman Paladins shooters have managed so far (46.81% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Paladins grabbed a 68-62 win over the Golden Eagles on Monday, behind a 21-point effort from Devin Sibley at Eblen Center.

The battle between the Wolverines and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Maryland-Eastern Shore was handed a 98-49 defeat on Saturday at Crisler Center.

Betting Trends
  • Furman is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Furman is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Furman is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Michigan is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Furman home to The Citadel, Saturday, December 31st
Michigan at Iowa, Sunday, January 1st