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    The No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers (25-7) are 5-point favorites to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they meet the No. 13 Furman Paladins (27-7) on Thursday, tipping off at 12:40 PM on truTV. Here’s everything you need to know about this 4-13 matchup before filling out your bracket.

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    How do I watch Cavaliers vs. Paladins?

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:40 PM ET
    • TV Channel: truTV
    • Location: Orlando, Florida
    • Arena: Amway Center

    Betting Lines for Cavaliers vs. Paladins

    Virginia vs Furman Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Virginia -5 132.5

    Virginia Betting Stats & Information

    • Virginia has compiled a 20-3 record in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 87% of those games).
    • In games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -228 or shorter, the Cavaliers have gone 14-2 (87.5% winning percentage).
    • The Cavaliers are 13-18-1 against the spread this season.
    • The Paladins are winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 5-point underdogs.
    • Virginia’s average point total in matchups this year is 128.1, 4.4 points below the over/under in this game.

    Furman Betting Stats & Info

    • Furman has won one of the three games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Paladins have played as an underdog of +187 or more once this season and lost that game.
    • So far this year, the Paladins have put together an 18-13-0 record against the spread.
    • The Paladins are winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 5-point underdogs.
    • The average point total for Furman this year is 20.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Virginia vs. Furman Season Stat Comparison

    Virginia Rank Virginia AVG Furman AVG Furman Rank
    279th 67.8 Points Scored 82.1 8th
    6th 60.3 Points Allowed 71.2 214th
    301st 29.5 Rebounds 33 99th
    304th 6.9 Off. Rebounds 8.9 142nd
    240th 6.8 3pt Made 9.5 19th
    24th 15.8 Assists 17.1 8th
    1st 8.1 Turnovers 10.7 58th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Virginia Cavaliers Leaders

    • Armaan Franklin leads the Cavaliers in scoring, tallying 12.5 points per game to go with 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
    • Jayden Gardner is Virginia’s leading rebounder, grabbing 5.8 per game, while Kihei Clark is its best passer, averaging 5.4 assists in each contest.
    • Franklin leads the Cavaliers in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Furman Paladins Leaders

    • Mike Bothwell is the top scorer for the Paladins with 18 points per game. He also adds 3.5 rebounds and three assists per game to his scoring output.
    • The Furman leaders in rebounding and assists are Jalen Slawson with 7.1 rebounds per game (he also adds 15.7 points and 3.2 assists per game) and JP Pegues with four assists per game (he also tacks on 12 points and 3.8 rebounds per game).
    • Pegues is the most prolific from distance for the Paladins, hitting 1.9 threes per game.
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