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Georgia Southern Eagles take on Paladins in NCAA basketball test

Georgia Southern EaglesFurman Paladins
11-17February 27, 2014, 07:00 | Timmons Arena9-19

The visiting Georgia Southern Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Timmons Arena against the Furman Paladins.

The Paladins sit at 9-19 (8-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 11-17 (8-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Furman is 8-11 OU, and Georgia Southern is 8-12 OU.

View Georgia Southern Eagles vs Furman Paladins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Paladins installed as 0-point in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 329-rated Paladins and the No. 171-ranked Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Georgia Southern was a 66-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Elon. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Tre Bussey scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 66-61 to Elon at Hanner Fieldhouse on Saturday).

In their last action, Furman was a 78-49 loser at home against Elon. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Furman was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Elon and falling by a 78-49 score at Timmons Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Furman's No. 224 nationally ranked offense (65.43 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 169 at 71.24 PPG. The Paladins have been averaging 44.32% from the field, more than the Eagles have managed so far this season (43.45% on average).

A few Eagles at Paladins trends to consider:
Georgia Southern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgia Southern is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia Southern's last 5 games
Georgia Southern is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Furman is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Furman is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Furman's last 6 games
Furman is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Georgia Southern at The Citadel, Saturday, March 1st