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Furman Paladins vs Wofford Terriers Preview

Wofford TerriersFurman Paladins
9-10January 25, 2014, 02:00 | Timmons Arena7-12

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Timmons Arena Saturday as host Furman looks to handle the Wofford Terriers in NCAA hoops action.

The Terriers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-7-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Paladins are 4-8 ATS. Wofford is 8-4 on the totals; Furman is 4-5.

View Wofford Terriers vs Furman Paladins Odds and Stats.

Furman opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Paladins at No. 343 and the Terriers at No. 246 heading into this contest.

Wofford won its last outing, a 74-64 result against Georgia Southern on January 23. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. Karl Cochran went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Wofford over Georgia Southern, 74-64, on Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Furman was a 74-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against The Citadel. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Kendrec Ferrara scored 27 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Furman over The Citadel, 74-71, on Saturday at McAlister Field House.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Terriers is ranked No. 203 in NCAA hoops at 33.79 per game. Contrast that with Furman’s No. 229 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Furman is the No. 139-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Wofford rates No. 164 at 5.74 per game.

A few Terriers at Paladins trends to consider:
Wofford is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Wofford is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wofford's last 7 games
Wofford is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Furman is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Furman is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
Furman is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Wofford
Furman is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wofford

Next up:
Wofford home to Samford, Saturday, February 1st
Furman at Samford, Thursday, January 30th