UNC-Wilmington vs. Furman Prediction
The 23rd-ranked Furman Paladins are still rolling right along undefeated and they'll look to stay that way at home this afternoon versus the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks. Is Furman going to take care of business on its home floor as the big favorite?
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Timmons Arena at 4PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Paladins are a 10.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 153 points. As of Saturday morning, 72 percent of public bets are coming in on host Furman. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Wilmington unable to hang with Tar Heels
UNC-Wilmington couldn't stay with 14th-ranked host North Carolina Wednesday night by a score of 97-69. The Seahawks (4-6) trailed 44-35 at halftime before the Tar Heels pulled away in the second half. Jeantal Cylla paced UNC-Wilmington with 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go with six rebounds and two steals. Jay Estime' added 12 points to go with four boards. The Seahawks shot just 22-of-62 from the floor including 8-of-27 from 3-point range.
Paladins move to 11-0
Furman stayed undefeated Tuesday night with a 77-69 home victory over Charleston Southern. Noah Gurley highlighted the effort for the Paladins with 17 points to go with three rebounds. Alex Hunter contributed 16 points along with three assists and two rebounds. Andrew Brown tallied 16 points off the bench plus five rebounds. Matt Rafferty had 14 points plus 14 rebounds, six assists, four steals and three blocked shots. Tre Clark added 11 points, four rebounds and four steals as a reserve. Furman shot 28-of-59 from the floor and 12-of-27 from 3-point range.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Seahawks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games versus the Southern Conference. The over is 13-5 in the last 18 UNC-Wilmington road games.
The Paladins are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. Furman is 32-15-1 ATS in its last 48 home games.
Furman is still getting a little too much love from oddsmakers and although it should win this game, I'm taking advantage of the bloated lines for the time being. The Seahawks kept it within six points at Furman last single and I'm expecting another contest that stays tighter than the line suggests.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: UNC-WILMINGTON +10.5