Against The Spread Pick
Two of the top teams in the Southern Conference will square off Friday when the Furman Paladins take on the Wofford Terriers. The Furman Paladins enter this game with a record of 15-4, which includes a 5-1 conference record, tying ETSU for 1st place in the league. The Paladins are coming off an 83-79 home win over Western Carolina, which was an excellent game to bounce back in following their loss against UNC-Greenville. They will look to build momentum following the win when they travel to take on the Terriers on Friday. Meanwhile, the Terriers enter this game with a record of 11-7 and a conference record of 3-2. Wofford will look to bounce back following their 59-72 road loss against Chattanooga on Wednesday. The loss ended a three-game winning streak for the Terriers. I look for this game to be a highly competitive one that could come down to the last possession. As a result, I’m going with Wofford getting three points in this match-up.
Over Under Pick
Furman has been one of the highest-scoring teams in the nation this season. The Paladins enter this game averaging 78.05 points per game, which ranks 40th in college basketball. They also have a reliable team defensively as they are limiting opponents to 66.11 points per game. Meanwhile, Wofford has been right around the national average in terms of points per game as they are averaging 73.11. Defensively, the Terriers are one of the best teams in the conference, as they are limiting opponents to 68.78 points per game. With defense being a strength for both sides, I look for the under 139.5 points to be the better play.