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    The No. 5 seed San Diego State Aztecs (28-6) are favored by 5.5 points against the No. 13 seed Furman Paladins (28-7) for their NCAA Tournament matchup on Saturday. A trip to the Sweet 16 will be awarded to the winner of the 5-13 South Region bracket contest, which tips off at 12:10 PM on CBS.

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    How do I watch Aztecs vs. Paladins?

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

    Betting Lines for Aztecs vs. Paladins

    San Diego State vs Furman Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    San Diego State -5.5 138

    San Diego State Betting Stats & Information

    • San Diego State has a 26-4 record in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 86.7% of those games).
    • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -245 or shorter, the Aztecs have gone 19-1 (95% winning percentage).
    • So far this season, the Aztecs have put together a 16-16-1 record against the spread.
    • In games they have played as at least 5.5-point underdogs this year, the Paladins are 1-1 against the spread.
    • The average point total for San Diego State’s games this season is 2.8 fewer points than the over/under of 138 in this matchup.

    Furman Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Furman has been the underdog four times and won two of those games.
    • The Paladins have played as an underdog of +200 or more once this season and lost that game.
    • The Paladins’ ATS record is 19-13-0 this season.
    • The Paladins are 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
    • The average point total for Furman this season is 14.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    San Diego State vs. Furman Season Stat Comparison

    San Diego State Rank San Diego State AVG Furman AVG Furman Rank
    179th 71.8 Points Scored 81.7 9th
    28th 63.4 Points Allowed 71.1 212th
    99th 33 Rebounds 32.8 113th
    103rd 9.3 Off. Rebounds 8.7 162nd
    212th 7.1 3pt Made 9.5 19th
    150th 13.4 Assists 16.9 8th
    96th 11 Turnovers 10.7 60th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    San Diego State Aztecs Leaders

    • The scoring leader for the Aztecs this season is Matt Bradley, who averages 13.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.
    • Nathan Mensah is San Diego State’s leading rebounder, grabbing 5.8 per game, while Darrion Trammell is its best passer, averaging 3.3 assists in each contest.
    • Bradley makes more threes per game than any other member of the Aztecs, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.6 per contest.

    Furman Paladins Leaders

    • Mike Bothwell is at the top of the Paladins scoring leaderboard with 17.8 points per game. He also collects 3.4 rebounds and racks up 2.9 assists per game.
    • The Furman leaders in rebounding and assists are Jalen Slawson with 7.2 rebounds per game (he also adds 15.8 points and 3.3 assists per game) and JP Pegues with four assists per game (he also tacks on 11.9 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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