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Furman Paladins take on Spartans in NCAA basketball test

Furman PaladinsUNC Greensboro Spartans
6-8January 06, 2014, 07:00 | Greensboro Coliseum7-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Furman when they take on the UNC Greensboro Spartans on Monday in college hoops betting action.

The Spartans currently sports a 7-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-5-1 ATS. The Paladins are 6-8 and 1-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 4-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Paladins have gone 1-3 against the number.

View Furman Paladins vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Spartans as -6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game matches up the No. 288 (Spartans) and the No. 350 (Paladins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Furman was a 72-63 loser in its last match at home against Chattanooga. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Stephen Croone scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Paladins to a win (they lost 72-63 to Chattanooga at Timmons Arena on Saturday).

In their last action, UNC Greensboro was a 72-51 loser on the road against Western Carolina. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. UNC Greensboro was run off the court by the Catamounts on Thursday as Western Carolina routed them 72-51 at Ramsey Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Paladins is ranked No. 226 in NCAA hoops at 32.71 per game. Contrast that with UNC Greensboro’s No. 108 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UNC Greensboro is the No. 166-ranked team in the country at 5.62 per game, while Furman rates No. 137 at 6 per game.

Next up:
Furman home to Davidson, Thursday, January 9th
UNC Greensboro at Appalachian State, Thursday, January 9th