Peterson: Best bet for Furman vs. North Carolina

By Greg Peterson  ( 

December 13, 2021 10:10 PM

After losing to Tennessee in Connecticut, the North Carolina Tar Heels have strung together four straight wins. They enter Tuesday's tilt with a Furman bunch that is looking for its second win against an ACC foe this season.

Furman Paladins vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (-12, 152.5)

(stats as of Monday morning)

Furman is the only team in the country with five different players averaging at least 2.5 assists per game and are 27th in the country in points scored on a per-possession basis in road games.

Both teams are knocking down their 3-pointers, with Furman 44th in the country in 3-point shooting percentage, while North Carolina is seventh in this category, converting on 41.7 percent of their 3-point attempts.

Both teams are playing at quick tempo based on possessions per game and each team is outside the top 150 in points allowed on a per-possession basis.

With a pair of quick teams, and both in the bottom 100 in turnovers forced in a per-possession basis, Tuesday’s clash sets up to be a shoot out.

Pick: Over 152.5

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