San Diego State vs. Furman Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round Second Round
The No. 5 seed San Diego State Aztecs (28-6) take to the court against the No. 13 seed Furman Paladins (28-7) with a Sweet 16 berth in the South Region of the bracket on the line on Saturday at Amway Center. San Diego State is a 5.5-point favorite to advance in this second round matchup, which airs on CBS. The matchup has an over/under of 137.5 points.
San Diego State vs. Furman Odds
- San Diego State odds to win: -245
- Furman odds to win: +199
- Spread: San Diego State (-5.5)
- Total: 137.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
- Time: 12:10 PM ET
- TV: CBS
- Where: Orlando, Florida
- Venue: Amway Center
Who Will Win San Diego State vs. Furman?
San Diego State and Furman Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
San Diego State has a 10-10-1 record against the spread in games it was favored by 5.5 points or more this season.
In games it has played as at least a 5.5-point underdog this year, Furman is 1-1 against the spread.
These two teams average 153.5 points per game combined, 16.0 more than the over/under of 137.5.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 134.5 points per game, 3.0 fewer than the point total in this game.
The average point total in San Diego State’s games this season is 2.3 fewer points than the total of 137.5 in this matchup.
Paladins games this year have averaged an over/under of 152.8 points, 15.3 more than the point total in this matchup.
The Aztecs have gone 16-16-1 ATS this season.
So far this season, the Paladins have put together a 19-13-0 record against the spread.
San Diego State Stats & Insights
San Diego State outscores opponents by 8.4 points per game (scoring 71.8 per game to rank 179th in college basketball while giving up 63.4 per outing to rank 28th in college basketball) and has a +285 scoring differential overall.
San Diego State wins the rebound battle by an average of 4.9 boards. It is pulling down 33.0 rebounds per game (100th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 28.1 per contest.
The Aztecs connect on 7.1 three-pointers per game (212th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 6.4. They shoot 35.1% from deep while their opponents hit 29.0% from long range.
San Diego State averages 96.2 points per 100 possessions on offense (115th in college basketball), and allows 85.0 points per 100 possessions (31st in college basketball).
The Aztecs average 75.4 points per game when playing at home, compared to 68.9 points per game in road games, a difference of 6.5 points per contest.
Furman Stats & Insights
Furman outscores opponents by 10.6 points per game (posting 81.7 points per game, ninth in college basketball, and conceding 71.1 per contest, 212th in college basketball) and has a +371 scoring differential.
Furman prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 2.6 boards. It pulls down 32.8 rebounds per game (112th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 30.2.
Furman knocks down 9.5 three-pointers per game (19th in college basketball), 2.8 more than its opponents. It shoots 34.7% from deep (152nd in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 33.1%.
Furman scores 105.2 points per 100 possessions (third in college basketball), while giving up 91.6 points per 100 possessions (180th in college basketball).
At home, the Paladins score 86.5 points per game. Away, they average 77.5.
San Diego State Key Players to Watch
The Aztecs scoring leader is Matt Bradley, who averages 13.1 per contest to go with 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
Nathan Mensah leads San Diego State in rebounding, averaging 5.8 per game, while Darrion Trammell leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.3 in each contest.
The Aztecs get the most three-point shooting production out of Bradley, who makes 1.6 threes per game.
Lamont Butler is San Diego State’s leader in steals, averaging 1.5 steals per game, while Mensah leads them in blocks with 1.5 per contest.
Furman Key Players to Watch
Mike Bothwell puts up 17.8 points per game and is the top scorer for the Paladins.
Jalen Slawson has a stat line of 7.2 rebounds, 15.8 points and 3.3 assists per game for Furman to take the top rebound spot on the team. JP Pegues has the top spot for assists with 4.0 per game, adding 11.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest.
Pegues is reliable from distance and leads the Paladins with 1.9 made threes per game.
Slawson’s steals (1.6 steals per game) and blocks (1.5 blocks per game) lead Furman on defense.
San Diego State vs. Furman Prediction
- Pick ATS:
San Diego State (-5.5)
- Pick OU:
San Diego State 76, Furman 67
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