Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Paladins versus the Catamounts? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPNU. The game will be played at Ramsey Center in Cullowhee, NC. This Southern conference matchup has an over/under of 149.5 points, and Western Carolina is favored to win by -2 at home vs. Furman.

FURMAN PALADINS VS WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Western Carolina Catamounts -2

This game will be played at Ramsey Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Catamounts.
  • Not only will Western Carolina pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Furman Win on the Road?

With a record of 16-13, Furman has been much better at home this season, going 11-2 compared to just 3-10 on the road. They come into this game as the underdog, as they have gone 0-8 in games where they were not favored.

After defeating Wofford 82-67 in their last game, Furman is now 3-7 in their last 10 road games. On the season, they have been outscored by an average of 3.4 points per game on the road.

As the underdog this season, Furman has an ATS record of 3-5 and an overall ATS record of 11-15. On the road, they have gone 4-9 vs. the spread this year and are just 1-4 in their last five road games vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Paladins have gone 4-6 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Furman’s games this season (155.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is only 146 points, which is less than today’s OU line. So far this year, 14 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line.

Furman’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Wofford, finishing the game with a total of 82 points. Their season average is now 79.8 points per game. JP Pegues is leading the team in scoring at 17.3 points per contest. Marcus Foster has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 18 going into the game.

At present, the Paladins’ defense is nationally ranked 250th, allowing 75.1 points per game. The Furman defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed Wofford to connect on 12 threes.

Will the Catamounts Win at Ramsey Center?

Western Carolina is 8-3 at home this season and has won three in a row at home. They are favored by 2 points and have gone 14-4 as the favorite this season. So far, they have gone 20-9 overall, including 9-7 in Southern Conference play.

In their last game, the Catamounts beat VMI by a score of 84-51. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 7-3, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five games at home.

Western Carolina’s ATS record this season is 13-13, but they are just 4-7 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Catamounts are just 4-6 ATS.

Western Carolina’s over/under record this season is 9-17 and the average over/under line in their games is 144.3. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3. So far, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line of 149.5.

In their latest game, Western Carolina offense put up 84 points against VMI. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.6% and made 5 threes. The top scorer for the Catamounts was Russell Jones with 15 points, while Tre Jackson also added 15 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Western Carolina defense is giving up an average of 68.2 points per contest. The Western Carolina defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 51 points and allowed VMI to connect on 4 threes.