Western Carolina Catamounts vs Furman Paladins Prediction, 2/20/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Carolina Catamounts vs Furman Paladins
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Paladin Stadium in Greenville, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Western Carolina (+23)
The Western Carolina Catamounts (0-3) travel to Paladin Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Furman Paladins (0-0). Western Carolina opens this contest as 23-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 54.5.
The last time they took the field the Catamounts went up against the North Carolina Tarheels and took the defeat by a score of 49-9. Will Jones went 7/14 with 55 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with no picks. Donnavan Spencer paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 20 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 52 yards via 13 carries which had him averaging 4.0 yards per carry. Owen Cosenke was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 44 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 22.0 yards per catch for the game. The Western Carolina Catamounts ran the football 40 times and earned a total of 137 yards giving them an average of 3.4 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 59 plays for a total of 253 yards. Overall, the Catamounts earned a total of 13 first downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 45 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Western Carolina gave up 24 completions on 29 throws for a total of 309 yards, and a completion percentage of 83.0%. Against the run, the Catamounts gave up 231 yards on 38 attempts which is an average of 6.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up 540 yards and earned 3 takeaways.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Western Carolina Catamounts averaged 19.7 points per contest. Western Carolina accounted for 217 total points and finished with 27 touchdowns, while having an average of 30:34 mins when it comes to time of possession per game. Western Carolina totaled 97 first downs via the pass and 87 first downs on the ground.
In their last contest the Paladins played the Austin Peay Governors and took the loss by a score of 42-6. Devin Wynn led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 28 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 61 yards via 14 carries which meant he averaged 4.4 yards per carry. Ryan Miller was the receiving yardage leader by earning 41 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 20.5 yards per catch for the game. Hamp Sisson went 5/8 with 63 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 1 pick in the game. The Furman Paladins ran the ball a total of 38 times and earned a total of 145 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Paladins earned 17 first downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 47 yards. On the day, they finished with a total of 53 plays which added up to 227 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Furman allowed 18 catches on 23 attempts for a total of 264 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.0%. On the day, they conceded a total of 434 yards but finished the game without a turnover. On the ground, the Paladins allowed 170 yards on 38 tries which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per attempt allowed.
Holding an average of 30:57 minutes per game when it comes to time of possession, the Paladins earned 56 TDs in addition to 567 points for the prior year. Concerning how much they scored, the Paladins maintained an average of 43.6 PPG. They had a tally of 76 first downs on the ground and 31 first downs via the pass over the course of last year.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Furman (-23) and over 54.5 points
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