Western Carolina vs Furman Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - SoCon Tournament

Data Skrive
Data Skrive
Western Carolina vs Furman Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - SoCon Tournament

The No. 5 seed Furman Paladins (16-15, 10-8 SoCon) will square off against the No. 4 seed Western Carolina Catamounts (22-9, 11-7 SoCon) in the SoCon tournament Saturday at Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Furman vs. Western Carolina Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Asheville, North Carolina
  • Arena: Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville

Furman vs. Western Carolina Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Western Carolina win (59.9%)

See the betting trends and insights below before making a wager on Saturday's Furman-Western Carolina spread (Furman -1.5) or total (147.5 points).

Join FanDuel Sportsbook today with $150 in Bonus Bets - if your bet wins - when you place your first $5 bet!

Furman vs. Western Carolina: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Furman has covered 11 times in 28 chances against the spread this season.
  • Western Carolina is 15-13-0 ATS this year.
  • When the spread is set as 1.5 or more this season, Furman (8-11) covers a lower percentage of those games when it is the favorite (42.1%) than Western Carolina (5-3) does as the underdog (62.5%).
  • When playing at home, the Paladins own a better record against the spread (7-5-0) compared to their ATS record in road games (4-9-0).
  • The Catamounts' winning percentage against the spread at home is .417 (5-7-0). Away, it is .625 (10-6-0).
  • Furman has covered the spread seven times in 18 conference games.
  • Against the spread in SoCon play, Western Carolina is 9-9-0 this season.

Furman vs. Western Carolina: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Furman has been the moneyline favorite in 19 games this season and has come away with the win 14 times (73.7%) in those contests.
  • The Paladins have a mark of 14-5 in contests where bookmakers favor them by -124 or better on the moneyline.
  • Western Carolina has put together a 4-5 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 44.4% of those games).
  • The Catamounts are 4-4 (winning 50% of their games) when playing as a moneyline underdog of +102 or longer.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Furman has a 55.4% chance of pulling out a win.

Furman vs. Western Carolina Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Furman outscores opponents by 3.9 points per game (scoring 79.6 per game to rank 49th in college basketball while allowing 75.7 per outing to rank 286th in college basketball) and has a +121 scoring differential overall.
  • JP Pegues is 84th in college basketball with a team-high 18.0 points per game.
  • Western Carolina has a +264 scoring differential, topping opponents by 8.5 points per game. It is putting up 76.9 points per game, 87th in college basketball, and is giving up 68.4 per outing to rank 79th in college basketball.
  • Vonterius Woolbright's team-leading 21.4 points per game rank him 11th in college basketball.
  • The Paladins come out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 2.5 boards. They are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game (55th in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 35.7 per contest.
  • Marcus Foster is 117th in college basketball play with 7.6 rebounds per game to lead the Paladins.
  • The Catamounts rank 23rd in the nation at 39.7 rebounds per game. That's 4.9 more than the 34.8 their opponents average.
  • Woolbright's 12.1 rebounds per game lead the Catamounts and rank second in college basketball.
  • Furman's 98.2 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 105th in college basketball, and the 93.4 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 202nd in college basketball.
  • The Catamounts' 99.2 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 83rd in college basketball, and the 88.2 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 54th in college basketball.

Join FanDuel Sportsbook today with $150 in Bonus Bets - if your bet wins - when you place your first $5 bet!