Furman vs Virginia: Predictions & Picks 03/16/2023

Furman vs Virginia: Predictions & Picks 03/16/2023

March 15, 2023



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The South Region NCAA Tournament first-round matchup between the No. 13 Furman Paladins (27-7) and the No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers (25-7) takes place on Thursday at 12:40 PM. Virginia is favored to win by 5.5 points, and the point total for the game is set at 132.
Despite their impressive 25-7 record, Virginia has struggled against the spread this season, in part due to the strength of their opponents in the ACC. The team’s defense is one of the best in the nation, ranking 25th in adjusted defensive efficiency, and will likely be the key to their success in the NCAA Tournament. Armaan Franklin and Jayden Garder are two players to watch on the Cavaliers’ roster.
Furman had a successful season, finishing with a 27-7 record and winning the Southern Conference championship. Their offense is strong, with Mike Bothwell and Jalen Slawson leading the way. The team is averaging over 82 points per game and ranked high in the KenPom adjusted offensive efficiency metric. However, their defense could use some improvement.
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The biggest question going into the game is whether Furman’s success in the mid-major Southern Conference will translate to success against a strong ACC team like Virginia. Despite Virginia’s strength, taking the points with Furman is appealing given their efficiency from the field and success against the spread this season.


There is no doubt that this will be an exciting game between the top seed in the Southern Conference, the Paladins, and the second seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Cavaliers. For the Paladins, it will be a challenging game in which they will test their streak of 6 consecutive wins against the Cavaliers who despite having lost their last game against the Duke Blue Devils are the favorites according to the oddsmakers to advance to the second round. 

Furman Paladins vs Virginia Cavaliers Game Information

  • Date: 03/15/2023
  • Time: 12:40 PM ET
  • Location: Amway Center, Orlando, FL.
  • How to Watch Furman vs Virginia : ESPN+
  • Live Stream: CBS.com

Furman vs Virginia Betting Lines

Furman is +175 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $175.On the other side, Virginia is -210 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $48.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Furman at a 36.36% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Virginia has 67.74% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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