The fourth-seeded Virginia Cavaliers are hoping to make a deep 2023 NCAA Tournament run as they open play against the 13th-seeded Furman Paladins in a South Region game on Thursday in Orlando, Fla. The Cavaliers (25-7), who are the regular season co-champions of the ACC, are making their 25th NCAA Tournament appearance and ninth since 2012. The Paladins (27-7), who won both the Southern Conference regular season and tournament titles, are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1980. This is the seventh time Furman has earned a berth in the tournament.
The game from Amway Center will tip off at 12:30 p.m. ET. Furman is averaging 82.1 points per game, while UVA averages 67.8. The Cavaliers are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Furman vs. Virginia odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 131. Before making any Virginia vs. Furman picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Virginia vs. Furman spread: Virginia -5.5Virginia vs. Furman over/under: 131 pointsVirginia vs. Furman money line: Furman +195, Virginia -230FUR: The Paladins have 231 steals on the season, 6.8 per gameUVA: The Cavaliers allowed the sixth-fewest points in the nation at 60.3 points per gameVirginia vs. Furman picks: See picks at SportsLine