- There are -250 odds on San Diego State beating Furman in the Round of 32.
- There is a 6-point spread on the game.
- Six #13 seeds have made it to the Sweet 16 in history.
ORLANDO, Fla. – After upsetting #4 seed Virginia in the first round as +5.5-point underdogs, #13 seeded Furman will take on #5 San Diego State in the Round of 32 and in a similar underdog situation at +6 points.
#5 San Diego State Vs. #13 Furman
- Moneyline: SDSU (-250) vs. Furman (+210)
- Spread: SDSU -6
- Total: 137.5
It makes total sense as to why online betting sites are favoring San Diego State as they have to stick with the higher seed, especially at this margin. Also, history has not been too kind to #13 seeds in the Round of 32.
All time, just six #13 seeds have gone on to the Sweet 16 with just two in the last 10 years – the last one coming in 2013. #13 seeds hold a 6-25 record in the second round and a 3-16 record against #5 seeded teams.
Will Furman Pull Another Upset?
SDSU could be the next team on upset watch as Furman is the number three overall team in the country in offensive efficiency and proved that in the first round taking down a Virginia team that was top-50 in the country in defensive efficiency.
This Aztecs team does rank 20 in defensive efficiency though.
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Furman has also been one of the best teams against the spread at a 19-13 record and are covering the spread by 0.3 points on average. The Aztecs sit well behind them at 16-15-2 ATS and averaging a -0.6 cover margin.
The Paladins have been hot in their last five games going 4-1 ATS. SDSU has also gone 4-1 ATS in their last five games, however, they went 5-6-1 against a 6-point spread in their last 12 games.
Furman has the advantage with three players averaging 12+ ppg and four with 10+ ppg compared to just one player on SDSU with 10+ ppg.
Getting into their overall March Madness odds, both of their championship odds moved heavily. San Diego State went from +5000 down to +4500. As for Furman, after opening at +100000, they saw them drop to +40000 just before round one, and now sit at +20000 going into the second round.
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