Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Spartans and Paladins. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPNU, 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 -3.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147.5 points.


The Pick: Furman Paladins -3.5

This game will be played at Timmons Arena at 2:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Paladins.
  • Not only will Furman pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Taking a Look at the Spartans Chances on the Road

UNCG has been much better at home this season, going 8-1 compared to 6-5 on the road. They have won three straight road games and are 6-4 in their last 10 away from home.

So far this season, the Spartans have been the underdog in seven games, going 3-4 in those matchups. For the year, they are 16-6, including a 7-2 record in Southern Conference play.

Against the spread, UNCG is 8-12 this season. On the road, their ATS record is 5-6 and vs. the spread as the underdog, they are 3-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Spartans have gone 4-6.

This season, the over/under record for UNCG is 12-8. So far, the average point total in their games is 144.3, while the average over/under line is 142.4. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average scoring mark in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 155.

UNCG’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 85 points against VMI. They had an overall field goal percentage of 39.4% and made 19/24 free throws. Currently leading the team in scoring is Mikeal Brown-Jones who comes into today’s matchup averaging 20.9. Keyshaun Langley also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.7.

At this time, the Spartans’ defense is positioned 100th in the country, permitting 69.2 points per game. So far, the UNCG defense is giving up an average of 8.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.8 times per game (398th).

Does Furman Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

With a 12-10 overall record, Furman has been much better at home, going 8-1 compared to 1-8 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +9.3 compared to -4.2 on the road.

As for their record as the favorite, the Paladins are 9-2 compared to 0-7 as the underdog. At home, they have won six straight games.

Overall, Furman has an ATS record of 8-10 this season. At home, they are 5-4 vs. the spread and 4-4 in their last 10 games as the favorite. In their last three home games, the Paladins have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Furman’s games this season (157.1). So far, their over/under record is 9-9. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and during their last five games, the average scoring total is 147 points. For the season, their games have averaged 157.8 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Furman offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Wofford. Their field goal percentage for the game was 31%, and they made 11 threes. Offensively, the Paladins hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 227th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 316th in terms of percentage and 22nd in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Paladins’ defense is positioned 263rd in the country, permitting 76.4 points per game. So far, the Furman defense is giving up an average of 8.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.5 times per game (638th).