Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Mocs and Paladins. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on CBSS, and it’s hosted by the Paladins at Timmons Arena in Greenview, SC. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Southern conference game currently have Furman as the -2.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 154.5 points.

CHATTANOOGA MOCS VS FURMAN PALADINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Furman Paladins -2.5

This game will be played at Timmons Arena at 2:00 ET on Sunday, February 18th.

WHY BET THE FURMAN PALADINS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Paladins.
  • Not only will Furman pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the Mocs Lock in a Road Win?

Chattanooga heads into this game as the underdog, as they have been in 8 games this season, going 4-4 in those games. The Mocs have won three straight games and are 18-8 overall, including a 10-3 record in Southern Conference play.

On the road, Chattanooga has been strong, going 8-5 this season, including a 6-0 record in their last six road games. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is +2.0 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Chattanooga has gone 4-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Mocs are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Chattanooga’s over/under record this season is 14-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 150.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (148.6). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 159 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Chattanooga’s offense scored 84 points against East Tennessee State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.8%, and they went 12/16 from the free-throw line. Honor Huff led the scoring for the Mocs, contributing 31 points. Additionally, Trey Bonham chipped in with 14 points.

In terms of defense, Chattanooga is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. East Tennessee State, the Buccaneers finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 71 points vs. Chattanooga.

Will Furman Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Coming into today’s game, Furman is 9-2 at home this season, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home. They are also 12-4 as the favorite this year.

Overall, the Paladins are 14-12 this season, and they are currently riding a two-game win streak. In their last game, they defeated VMI by a score of 75-62.

As the favorite, Furman has struggled vs. the spread this season, going just 6-10. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Paladins are just 3-7. At home, Furman has gone 5-6 vs. the spread this season and over their last 3 home games, they are just 1-2 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Furman’s games this year (155.8). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Furman offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against VMI. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.4%, and they made 9 threes. Ben VanderWal was the leading scorer for the Paladins, putting up 15 points. In addition, JP Pegues contributed 14 points.

Facing Chattanooga, Furman aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 75.9 points allowed per game (267th). In their previous game vs. VMI, the Keydets finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 62 points vs. Furman.