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Furman vs NC State Predictions & Odds (Dec. 13)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in College Basketball

Dec 12, 2022 · 9:13 PM PST

North Carolina State Wolfpack guards Jarkel Joiner and Terquavion Smith talking on the court
Nov 24, 2022; Paradise Island, BAHAMAS; North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Jarkel Joiner (1) laughs with North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Terquavion Smith (0) during the second half against the Dayton Flyers at Imperial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
  • NC State is a 6.5-point home favorite over Furman on Tuesday night.
  • Both are among the top 40 teams in the nation in scoring
  • A look at the Furman vs NC State odds and prediction can be found below

Two high-scoring teams square off when Furman visits North Carolina State at 6:30 p.m. ET Tuesday at PNC Arena in Raleigh.

Furman is averaging 82.3 points a game to rank 21st in the nation. NC State is 38th with an 81.0 average.

Furman (7-3, 1-0 road) notched its fifth win in its last six games when it beat Winthrop 82-67 on Saturday. The same day, NC State (8-3, 6-1 home) lost at Miami 80-73 for its second defeat in three games.

Furman vs NC State Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Furman +220 +6.5 (-114) Over 153.5 (-106)
NC State -275 -6.5 (-106) Under 153.5 (-114)

Odds as of December 12th at FanDuel Sportsbook.

NC State is a 6.5-point favorite and a -275 choice on the moneyline in Tuesday’s college basketball odds, giving the Wolfpack a 73.33% implied win probability. NC State is a +20000 longshot in the ACC championship odds.

The game will be televised on the ACC Network.


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Furman Betting Outlook

Furman is also 10th nationally in field goal shooting at 50.4%. However, the Paladins are allowing opponents to shoot 47.2%, which ranks 332 among the 363 Division I teams.

Senior forward Mike Bothwell is averaging 20.3 points a game, which is second in the Southern Conference. He is also second in assists (4.6) and fifth in field goal shooting (54.3%) while pulling down an average of 4.0 rebounds.

Senior forward Jalen Slawson is stuffing the stat sheet. He has averages of 15.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.3 blocked shots.

Additionally, Slawson is shooting 60.4% for the second-best mark in the conference. He is third in blocks, four in steals, and fifth in rebounds and assists.

Slawson scored a season-high 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting against Winthrop and had five rebounds. It was his second 20-point game of the season.

Bothwell added 16 points and seven assists. Sophomore guard JP Pegues knocked down 5 of 8 three-point attempts while finishing with 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Junior forward Garrett Hien shot 5 of 6 while scoring 11 points.

Furman shot 54.2% (32 of 59) and held a 34-23 rebounding advantage. The Paladins also forced 15 turnovers and held Winthrop to 5-of-21 (23.8%) shooting from distance.

NC State Betting Outlook

NC State is coming off a tough loss at Miami as it squandered a 16-point lead.

Senior guard Jarkel Joiner had another big game as he scored 26 points. It was Joyner’s fourth game of the season with at least 26.

The Ole Miss transfer is averaging 17.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.3 assists a game. Joiner is fourth in the ACC in scoring

Sophomore guard Terquavion Smith continued his fine season with 19 points and seven assists.

Smith was projected as a first-round pick in the NBA Draft but returned for a second season with the Wolfpack. He has responded with averages of 17.8 points, a conference-leading 5.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.8 steals. He is the ACC’s third-leading scorer.

Senior forward DJ Burns contributed a season-high 16 points and eight rebounds. He is a transfer from Winthrop.

Another transfer, senior guard Jack Clark, tops the conference with 2.1 steals a game. He previously played at La Salle.

Senior guard Casey Morsell has a 12.9 scoring average.

NC State had just eight turnovers against Miami. However, the Wolfpack got just two points from their bench and allowed the Hurricanes to score 21 points in transition.

Furman vs NC State Prediction

North Carolina State has won seven straight games against Furman, but the teams haven’t played since the Wolfpack rolled 94-56 in the 1985-86 season. All these years later, NC State’s offense again figures to be too much for the Paladins to handle.

Pick: NC State -6.5 (-106)

Season Record: 13-8 ATS (+4.2 units), 0-3 ML (-3.0 units)


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