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Paladins open as college hoops underdog vs Wildcats

Davidson WildcatsFurman Paladins
4-10January 09, 2014, 07:00 | Timmons Arena6-9

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Furman Paladins try to run the Davidson Wildcats off the court at Timmons Arena in college hoops action.

Furman will face the 4-10 Wildcats, who own a 4-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Paladins are 2-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 7-4 favoring the OVER.

View Davidson Wildcats vs Furman Paladins Odds and Stats.

The Wildcats were listed as -11.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Paladins at No. 350 and the Wildcats at No. 257 heading into this contest.

Davidson was a 78-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wofford. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got a 28-point performance from De'Mon Brooks, who added 12 rebounds, as Davidson ran past Wofford 78-63 on Saturday at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Furman lost its last outing, a 90-82 result against UNC Greensboro on January 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. Kendrec Ferrara scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Paladins to a win (they lost 90-82 to UNC Greensboro at Greensboro Coliseum on Monday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 230 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.27 per game. That compares with Furman’s No. 229 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Furman is college basketball's No. 136-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 77 with 7.13 per game.

Next up:
Davidson home to Appalachian State, Saturday, January 11th
Furman at Samford, Saturday, January 11th