Furman vs Chattanooga Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 6 SoCon Championship (Paladins Earn Conference Title)

Furman vs Chattanooga Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 6 SoCon Championship (Paladins Earn Conference Title)


Furman vs Chattanooga Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball SoCon Tournament Championship
  • Furman (26-7, 15-3 SoCon) vs. Chattanooga (18-16, 7-11 SoCon)
  • Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville -- Asheville, North Carolina
  • Coverage: ESPN

A spot in the NCAA Tournament is up for grabs as Chattanooga takes on Furman in the SoCon Championship. Chattanooga took down Samford by a score of 85-82 before beating Wofford by a score of 74-62 to get to this point. Jake Stephens has guided the way with 46 points in that span.

Meanwhile, Furman cruised past Mercer by a score of 73-58 before sneaking past West Carolina by a score of 83-80 (OT) to reach the championship game. JP Pegues has been the star, tallying 46 points on a 15-of-29 shooting mark in those two games. Which SoCon squad will earn the title on Monday?

Furman vs Chattanooga Odds & Spread

Furman enters this contest as a small favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 150.5 points, which is above average compared to Monday's projected totals.

Furman vs Chattanooga Betting Trends

  • Furman's record against the spread is 17-13-0.
  • As 7.5-point favorites or more, the Paladins are 10-8 against the spread.
  • Furman has seen 16 of its 30 games hit the over.
  • Against the spread, Chattanooga is 15-16-0 this year.
  • The Mocs have no wins ATS (0-2) as a 7.5-point underdog or more this year.
  • Chattanooga has played 31 games this year, and 15 of them have hit the over.
Furman Rank Furman AVG Chattanooga AVG Chattanooga Rank
11th 81.9 Points Scored 77.1 55th
204th 71.0 Points Allowed 71.6 226th
106th 33.0 Rebounds 33.3 91st
135th 9.0 Off. Rebounds 8.2 208th
15th 9.6 3pt Made 11.4 1st
7th 17.3 Assists 15.3 40th
69th 10.8 Turnovers 11.2 109th

Furman vs Chattanooga Prediction & Pick

This is Furman's championship to lose. The Paladins finished 15-3 in conference play and ranked first in points per game (81.7), average scoring margin (+10.9) and field goal percentage (48.3%). That elite offense has carried them to one win after another and will play a major role in Monday's showdown.

Chattnooga has relied on its three-point shooting (37.7%) a ton this season, but that is because it allows 73.7 points per game (No. 7 in SoCon). The Mocs are constantly getting into shootouts and now have to face the best offensive team in the conference, which is a team they have lost twice to.

Furman has won 10 of its last 13 games against Chattanooga, so take the Paladins to be the victor.

Final Score Prediction: Furman: 81 | Chattanooga: 72

Furman vs Chattanooga Best Bet

There's a lot to like about Furman's chances of dominating. The Paladins are 13-5 against the spread (ATS) in their 18 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Mocs. Furman earned a 77-69 win over Chattanooga on the road before winning at home by a score of 79-58 this season.

Chattanooga is only 1-5 ATS in its last six games as an underdog. Watch out if this game comes down to free throws as the Mocs shoot only 71.3% from the charity stripe (No. 203 in NCAA). That gives head coach Bob Richey's team a chance to cover even if the game stays close down the stretch.

Bet: Furman Paladins -3.5 (-114)

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