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Furman Paladins @ Liberty Flames

Current Records: Furman 2-0, Liberty 2-0

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Furman has played every game this season on their home court, but they'll have to hit the road on Thursday. They will face off against the Liberty Flames at 7:00 p.m. ET at HTC Center. Both teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous matches.

The oddsmakers set the bar high, but Furman and Belmont didn't disappoint and broke past the 161 point over/under on Friday. The Paladins blew past the Bruins 99-76. Winning is a bit easier when you work as a team to rack up 16 more assists than your opponent, as Furman did.

Among those leading the charge was JP Pegues, who almost dropped a triple-double on 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists. The team also got some help courtesy of PJay Smith Jr, who earned 15 points.

Meanwhile, the Flames earned a 71-59 victory over the 49ers on Friday. While the oddsmakers failed to call the winner, they nailed the 129.5 point over/under.

Among those leading the charge was Kyle Rode, who earned 20 points.

The Paladins' win bumped their record up to 2-0. As for the Flames, the victory makes it two in a row for them and bumps their season record up to 2-0.

Furman is hoping to beat the odds on Thursday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. They finished last season with a 17-11 record against the spread.

Furman skirted past Liberty 61-58 when the teams last played back in December of 2016. Will Furman repeat their success, or does Liberty have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.


Liberty is a slight 1-point favorite against Furman, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Flames as a 2-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 145.5 points.

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Series History

Furman has won both of the games they've played against Liberty in the last 8 years.

  • Dec 06, 2016 - Furman 61 vs. Liberty 58
  • Dec 08, 2015 - Furman 79 vs. Liberty 56