Furman at Tennessee College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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The Furman Paladins head to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 15 point favorites.
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Furman comes into this game with an overall record of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 81.3 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Tennessee has an overall record of 7-2. They are averaging 78.7 points per game and surrendering 67.0, good for a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable Furman Paladins Betting Trends
The Furman Paladins are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Furman Paladins are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Key Furman Paladins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
John Davis averages 13.1 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Devin Sibley averages 15.7 points per contest while playing 26.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Admiral Schofield averages 11.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Grant Williams scores 16 points per contest while playing 27 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Paladins allow 69.8 points per contest which is 133rd in Division 1. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 224th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 188th, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 100th place in the country. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 308th in the nation. Furman averages 81.3 points per contest this year, which is 70th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 150th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 188th in college basketball. They average 36.8 boards per contest and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 165th and 65th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 250th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Volunteers give up 67.0 points per game, which ranks them 83rd in the country. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 38th and 181st in those defensive statistics. They rank 85th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 238th with 36.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Volunteers are 324th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per contest this year. Tennessee is 109th in Division 1 with 78.7 points per contest this season. They are 220th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in D-1. They are 112th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 18.2. The Volunteers are 166th in turnovers per contest with 13.8.
The Paladins are 104th in the country in defensive rating with 95.9, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 75th. They are 96th in college basketball in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 100th. As a unit they are 99th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in D-1. Furman is 273rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 174th in the country.
Tennessee is 197th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 39th in the nation. The Volunteers are 88th in the country in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 94.2 is ranked 74th. In terms of pace they are 225th in Division 1 with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 199th. As a team they are 152nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 210th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Furman +15 and over 149 total points
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