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 WinThe 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.
Jalen Slawson with the JAM! pic.twitter.com/V8TJ1bWqtW— Furman Basketball (@FurmanHoops) February 15, 2020
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 GamesThe 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.
First place will be on the line Wednesday night in Johnson City when ETSU hosts Furman. These two teams have a combined 45 wins. There needs to be a sellout in Freedom Hall for this one. @ETSU_MBB pic.twitter.com/xVQBTyOPj6— Casey Goetz (@WCYB_CaseyGoetz) February 17, 2020
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.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Furman is:
- 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games against East Tennessee.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: East Tennessee State is:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Wednesday.