The Southern Conference Tourney battle between the Wofford Terriers (17-15, 9-10 SoCon) and the Furman Paladins (25-6, 15-3 SoCon) will be played at Harrah’s Cherokee Center. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Wofford Terriers vs. Furman Paladins ATS Preview
In the Terriers’ last game, they beat the Citadel Bulldogs, 93-76. With 15 points and five rebounds, Wofford’s Chevez Goodwin had a solid game. The Terriers, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.1, had an absurd mark of 33.3 and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.694 (above their season average of 0.540).
The Paladins will look to keep it rolling after blowing out the Citadel Bulldogs in their last contest, 82-58. With 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting, Noah Gurley led Furman in scoring. Furman dominated every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.0 (better than their season average of 15.0) and a free throw rate of 0.182 (matching their season average). Citadel was 26.2 and 0.137, respectively, for those same stats.
The elite offense of Furman will face off against the bottom-tier defense of Wofford. The Paladins rank seventh in effective field goal percentage (0.558), while the Terriers are 262nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.508). The Paladins should have the edge on that end of the court. Additionally, the Terriers, who rank 322nd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.182), will battle against the Paladins, who rank 33rd in opponents’ FTA rate (0.175).
Wofford Terriers vs. Furman Paladins Odds Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Furman, ATS Winner – Furman, O/U – Under
The Terriers rank 27th in rebounds allowed per game (31.3) while the Paladins rank 125th (34.4).
Wofford ranks 26th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Furman ranks 51st (2.7).
Furman ranks 29th in three pointers attempted per game (26.7) while Wofford ranks 223rd in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).
The Paladins rank 24th in steals per game (8.3) while the Terriers rank 185th (5.7).
Furman averages 15.1 assists per game, which ranks 29th in the nation. Wofford ranks 133rd in assists allowed per game (12.5).
The Paladins’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.0, down from 11.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Terriers have scored an average of 67.8 points per game (4.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.0 points per game (0.6 above their season average).