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#793 Furman 137.5 vs.
#794 East Tennessee State -4.5
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Furman Paladins vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers

Where: Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, TN

When: Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 PM. ET.

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will be going for their sixth consecutive win and first place in the Southern standings when they take on the Furman Paladins on Wednesday night.

Paladins Going For Eighth Consecutive Win

The Paladins have played well this season and are currently tied on top of the Southern League standings with East Tennessee State. They will be trying to take sole possession of the conference lead and pick up their eighth win in a row with a win over the Buccaneers.

Furman is a good offensive team, averaging 77.5 points per game. The team is shooting 48 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They finished with 58 points in their last game and will need a much better performance if they want to pick up the win.

Noah Gurley led the way for the Paladins with 14 points and six rebounds. Jalen Slawson finished with 13 points and two rebounds, while Mike Bothwell added 12 points and three rebounds for the Paladins.

Furman has also played well defensively, giving up 65.9 points per game. They gave up 53 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to get past the Buccaneers.

Buccaneers Going For 11th Win In 12 Games

The Buccaneers have done well since their earlier loss to Furman, winning 10 of their last 11 games. They are tied with the Paladin at the top of the conference table and will try to create some separation with a win on Wednesday, which will give them their sixth in a row and 11th win in their last 12 contests.

East Tennessee has played well offensively, averaging 76.7 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range. They finished with 72 points in their last game and will need a similar performance if they want to pick up the win.

Daivien Williamson led the way for the Buccaneers with 20 points and five rebounds. Tray Boyd III finished with 14 points, four rebounds, and five assists, while Lucas N'Guessan added 12 points and six rebounds for the Buccaneers.

East Tennessee has also done well defensively, giving up 62.8 points per game. They gave up 67 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to beat the Paladins.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Paladins are a good defensive team, holding opponents to 65.9 points per game. They are giving up 66.3 points per game on the road and will have their hands full with the Buccaneers, who are averaging 78.7 points per game at home. East Tennessee State has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 62.8 points per game. They have lost only one game on their home court this season because they are one of the best defensive teams in the country at home, holding opponents to 58.5 points per game. Even though the Paladins are averaging 76 points per game on the road, they won’t be as effective against the Buccaneers, who haven’t given up more than 67 points in their last five games. The Buccaneers are the better rebounding team, averaging 35.8 rebounds per game to Furman’s 32.2 rebounds per game, which will lead to more scoring opportunities for the team. With the Buccaneers winning six of the last 10 games between the two teams, East Tennessee State is the best bet.

Prediction: East Tennessee State Buccaneers

Full-Game Total Pick

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When two very good defensive teams go at it, don’t expect to see a lot of points scored. The Buccaneers are very stingy at home, holding opponents to 58.5 points per game. They managed to score 65 points against the Buccaneers in their first meeting but will likely be held under 60 points in this game. The Paladins have also been great defensively, and are holding opponents to 66.3 points per game on the road. They are giving up 63.3 points per game in their last six games and will hold the Buccaneers, who are averaging 78.7 points per game at home, under 70 points, which will keep the score under the total.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Paladins will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Buccaneers in the first half of their last three games, averaging 35 points per game while the Buccaneers average 33.7 points per game.

Prediction: Furman Paladins

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Paladins and Buccaneers are averaging 68.7 combined points per game the first half of their games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.