Furman Paladins vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 3/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Furman Paladins vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Furman (+6)
Amway Center is the location where the San Diego State Aztecs (28-6) will meet the Furman Paladins (28-7) on Saturday. San Diego State opens this contest as 6-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 136.5.
The Furman Paladins played Virginia and notched a win by a score of 68-67 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Paladins ended up with 17 while Virginia racked up 13 fouls. They also knocked down 2 out of their 12 tries from beyond the arc. Virginia finished the contest at 77.3% from the free throw line by burying 17 of their 22 attempts. In addition, Virginia collected 35 boards (8 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Virginia distributed 13 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Regarding defense, Furman let their opponent shoot 44.4% from the floor on 24 out of 54 shooting. They also doled out 11 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 27 with 5 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Paladins knocked down 14 of 19 tries for a percentage of 73.7%. Furman finished the game with a 39.3% field goal percentage (22 out of 56) and converted 10 of 28 shots from beyond the arc.
Jalen Slawson is a player who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up scoring 19 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He played 38 mins played and pulled down 10 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor and totaled 4 assists.
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Furman will take the court with a win-loss mark of 28-7 on the campaign. They are averaging 81.7 points per contest (10th in college hoops) while hitting 48.1% from the field. The Paladins are connecting on 34.7% on shots from 3-point land (334 of 962) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Furman is pulling in 35.4 rebounds per game and has racked up 592 assists this year, which ranks 5th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 11.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Paladins are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.1 fouls. They relinquish 33.1% from beyond the arc and they rank 211th in the country in PPG allowed (71.1). The Paladins defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.6% (908 of 2,036) and they relinquish 33.2 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 145th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 400 relinquished on the campaign.
When they last played, the San Diego State Aztecs got the victory with a final of 63-57 when they faced Charleston. The Aztecs were able to pull down 31 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 37 for this game. They turned the ball over 14 times, while earning 4 steals in this contest. Charleston committed 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Aztecs to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a clip of 61.1%. With regard to 3-point shots, San Diego State made 4 out of their 16 attempts (25.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Aztecs ended up shooting 24 out of 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9%. The Aztecs allowed Charleston to bury 18 of 56 tries from the field which had them shooting 32.1% for the contest. They finished 20.8% from 3-point land by shooting 5 out of 24 and ended up shooting 16 out of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, San Diego State allowed Charleston to pull down 31 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Matt Bradley was important for the Aztecs in this game. He knocked down 7 of 15 for this game for a rate of 46.7%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. He racked up 17 points in his 28 mins on the hardwood and tallied 4 dimes for the contest.
San Diego State has a mark of 28-6 this season. The Aztecs are responsible for committing 16.2 personal fouls every game and they hit 72.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.4 times per game (156th in D-1) and they cough up possession 11.9 times per game. San Diego State has totaled 2,441 points so far this year (71.8 per game) and they average 35.9 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Aztecs are connecting on 44.4% from the field, which ranks them 190th in the country.
The Aztecs on the defensive side of the court are 28th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 63.4. They have forced 13.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the floor (44th in the nation). The San Diego State defense allows 29.0% on shots from distance (217 of 748) and their opposition knocks down 74.1% of their free throw shots. They give up 10.8 dimes and 31.4 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 44th and 35th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Furman (+6)
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