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Southern Tournament - Georgia Southern Eagles host Furman Paladins in college basketball action

Furman PaladinsGeorgia Southern Eagles
9-20March 07, 2014, 01:30 | U.S. Cellular Center12-18

A key college battle sees the visiting Furman Paladins travelling to Georgia Southern Friday to take on the Eagles.

The Eagles sit at 12-18 (9-14 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Paladins are currently 9-20 (8-14 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Georgia Southern is 10-12 OU, and Furman is 9-11 OU.

View Furman Paladins vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Furman before tip-off in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Eagles sit at No. 79 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Paladins sit at No. 337 on the same chart.

Last time out for Furman, they were an 82-73 loser as they battled Georgia Southern at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Paladins wasted a 26-point performance from Stephen Croone in losing to Georgia Southern 82-73 on Thursday at Timmons Arena.

Georgia Southern was an 80-63 loser in its last match on the road against The Citadel. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Tre Bussey scored 29 points for Georgia Southern on Saturday, but the Bulldogs managed an 80-63 victory over the Eagles at McAlister Field House.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgia Southern's No. 128-ranked offense, averaging 71.68 PPG, against a Paladins defense that ranks No. 205 at 73.48 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 43.63% so far, less than the Paladins marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.41% per game.

A few Paladins at Eagles trends to consider:
Furman is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
Furman is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Georgia Southern
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Furman's last 5 games when playing Georgia Southern
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Furman's last 15 games when playing Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgia Southern is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Georgia Southern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Furman
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Southern's last 5 games when playing Furman