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Furman vs. San Diego State NCAA picks, predictions, odds: Who wins March Madness game?

March Madness: Will Furman upset San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday?
March Madness: Will Furman upset San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday?

No. 13 seed Furman and No. 5 seed San Diego State face off on Saturday in an NCAA Tournament second-round game.

The game is scheduled for 9:10 a.m.  MST and can be seen on CBS.

Who will win the game?

Check out these picks and predictions for the contest.

San Diego State is a 5.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

The Aztecs are -250 on the moneyline. The Paladins are +202.

The over/under for the game is set at 137.5 points.

OddsChecker: Take San Diego State to cover vs. Furman

It writes: "For now, San Diego State seems the good bet. Furman struggled against a similar opponent in the first round and needed a miracle to get through. Now they’re slated to face a team that’s equally as good defensively with a better offense. This should be a tight one, but the edge goes to the Aztecs."

Saturday's March Madness game picks: Furman vs. San Diego State | Duke vs. Tennessee | Arkansas vs. Kansas | Princeton vs. Missouri | Auburn vs. Houston | Penn State vs. Texas | Northwestern vs. UCLA | Maryland vs. Alabama

College Football News: San Diego State 71, Furman 64

Pete Fiutak writes: "Furman is 20-1 when making 46% or more of its shots, and it's 8-6 when it doesn't. San Diego State allowed teams to hit 46% or more of their shots just eight times. It has one of the nation's best defenses against the three, and again, forget about consistently getting anything to work on the inside. Like seemingly all San Diego State games, there will be chances in the final 60 seconds when the other side has a shot to pull it off, and then comes the defensive stop, followed up by a free throw, and ending with a last gasp shot that comes up short."

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Sports Chat Place: Go with San Diego State to cover against Furman

Randy Chambers writes: "Give the Furman Paladins credit for getting to this point, and this is a similar matchup as their first round, as SDSU is an elite defensive team that goes through scoring droughts. Just like Virginia. So, there is a case for the points. However, with respect to Furman, Virginia blew that game, up 12 with less than 12 minutes to play, and even then, needed help from a boneheaded play from Kihei Clark. San Diego State is a little more disciplined team and just grinds its opponents into dust. Chalk is reasonable. I’ll side with SDSU."

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FanDuel: San Diego State 71, Furman 61

Larry Rupp writes: "Going against the upset is never fun, but San Diego State ended the Mountain West Conference's three-year tournament losing streak on Thursday and owns an 13-5 record in away/neutral sit games this season. The Aztecs' defense is going to be too relentless for the Paladins to overcome this time."

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Sportsbook Wire: San Diego State 76, Furman 67

It writes: "San Diego State has put together a 16-16-1 ATS record so far this year. Furman has compiled a 19-13-0 record against the spread this season."

Sunday's March Madness game picks: Pittsburgh vs. Xavier | Kentucky vs. Kansas State | Michigan State vs. Marquette | Saint Mary's vs. UConn | Creighton vs. Baylor | Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Florida Atlantic | Miami vs. Indiana | TCU vs. Gonzaga

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