The Furman Paladins and Chattanooga Mocs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McKenzie Arena. The Furman Paladins look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Chattanooga Mocs look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games.
The Furman Paladins are averaging 78.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Alex Hunter is averaging 15.6 points and 3.3 assists, while Mike Bothwell is averaging 15.4 points and 4 rebounds. Jalen Slawson is the third double-digit scorer and Conley Garrison is dishing 2.6 assists. The Furman Paladins are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Furman Paladins are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Chattanooga Mocs are averaging 77.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Malachi Smith is averaging 21.5 points and 6.2 rebounds, while David Jean-Baptiste is averaging 14.6 points and 2.5 assists. Silvio De Sousa is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Banks is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Chattanooga Mocs are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chattanooga Mocs are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game.
The Paladins are 3-13-2 ATS in their last 18 road games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mocs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 13-6 in Paladins last 19 overall. The over is 8-2 in Mocs last 10 overall. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Furman Paladins deserve a look here as an underdog with the way they’re playing, but they’ve been dreadful against the number on the road dating back to last season. The Chattanooga Mocs have the offense to trade with Furman, including the best player in the game, but they also have a clear edge defensively. I have to lay the bucket with the Mocs at home.
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