San Diego State vs Furman Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, March 18, 2023

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The No. 5 seed San Diego State Aztecs (28-6) take on the No. 13 seed Furman Paladins (28-7) with a Sweet 16 spot in the South Region of the bracket on the line on Saturday at Amway Center.

Saturday’s matchup between the Aztecs and the Paladins sees the Aztecs as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under for the matchup is 137.5.

San Diego State vs. Furman Odds

Point Spread for San Diego State vs. Furman

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing San Diego State as the favorite.

San Diego State vs. Furman Moneyline

As for the moneyline, San Diego State has -245 odds to pick up the win, while Furman is listed at +199 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 137.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Arena: Amway Center

San Diego State vs. Furman Betting Trends

San Diego State has played 33 games, with 16 wins against the spread. The Aztecs have been chosen as favorites in 30 games this year and have walked away with the win 26 times (86.7%) in those games. San Diego State’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 43.8% of the time (14 out of 32 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Furman is 19-13-0 this year. The Paladins have won 50% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (2-2). Furman’s games this year have hit the over on 18 of 32 set point totals (56.2%).

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San Diego State vs. Furman Key Players to Watch

San Diego State

Matt Bradley posts 13.1 points and 2.1 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also putting up 3.9 rebounds, shooting 41.4% from the field and 37.3% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game. Darrion Trammell paces his team in assists per contest (3.3), and also averages 9.4 points and 2.2 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Lamont Butler paces the Aztecs at 3.3 assists per contest, while also averaging 2.6 rebounds and 8.5 points. Nathan Mensah puts up a team-best 5.8 rebounds per game. He is also putting up 6.1 points and 0.6 assists, shooting 53.8% from the floor.


Jalen Slawson is putting up a team-leading 7.2 rebounds per game. And he is producing 15.8 points and 3.3 assists, making 55.7% of his shots from the floor and 38.8% from beyond the arc, with 1.1 triples per contest. Mike Bothwell is putting up a team-high 17.8 points per contest. And he is producing 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists, making 51.9% of his shots from the floor and 34.5% from 3-point range, with 1.4 treys per contest. JP Pegues paces the Paladins in assists (4 per game), and averages 11.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. He also delivers 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Marcus Foster is averaging 10.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, making 42.4% of his shots from the floor and 36.8% from beyond the arc, with 1.8 treys per game.

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What you need to know about the San Diego State Aztecs

The Aztecs rank 179th in the country with 71.8 points per game this season. At the other end, they rank 28th with 63.4 points allowed per game. With 33 rebounds per game, San Diego State is 100th in college basketball. It allows 28.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 30th in college basketball.

With 7.1 treys per game, San Diego State ranks 212th in college basketball. It has a 35.1% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 125th in college basketball. With a 29% three-point percentage allowed this season, the Aztecs are sixth-best in the nation. They rank 73rd in college basketball by allowing 6.4 three-pointers per contest.

The Aztecs have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 9-1 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, San Diego State has gone over the total once. San Diego State has been scoring 65.7 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 71.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The last 10 games have seen San Diego State give up 5.1 fewer points per game (58.3) than its season-long average (63.4).

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What you need to know about the Furman Paladins

On offense, the Paladins are the ninth-best team in the nation (81.7 points per game). On defense, they are 212th (71.1 points conceded per game). On the glass, Furman is 112th in the country in rebounds (32.8 per game). It is 119th in rebounds conceded (30.2 per game).

Beyond the arc, Furman is 19th-best in the country in 3-pointers made per game (9.5). It is 152nd in 3-point percentage at 34.7%. The Paladins are 111th in the country in 3-pointers conceded (6.7 per game) and 129th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.1%).

The Paladins have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 9-1 overall in their past 10 contests. Seven of Furman’s past 10 games have hit the over. In its previous 10 games, Furman is posting 81 points per contest, 0.7 fewer points than its season average (81.7). The Paladins have fared better defensively in their past 10 games, surrendering 70 points per contest, 1.1 fewer points than their season average of 71.1 allowed.

San Diego State vs. Furman Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is San Diego State, and we predict that San Diego State will cover the spread (San Diego State -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 137.5 points.

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How to bet San Diego State vs. Furman

You can bet on San Diego State vs. Furman at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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