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Penn State vs Furman 11/17/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Furman Paladins (2-0) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0)
November 17, 2022 11:30 am EDT
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -2.5 / Furman Paladins +2.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Furman Paladins and the Penn State Nittany Lions meet in college basketball action from the TD Arena on Thursday afternoon.

The Furman Paladins will look to build on their 89-74 win over Belmont in their last game. Mike Bothwell led the Paladins with 25 points on 10 of 17 shooting with 6 rebounds and 3 assists while Jalen Slawson added 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting with a team-high 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Garrett Hien added 13 points on 6 of 7 shooting and Marcus Foster added 11 points to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Furman in the win.

The Penn State Nittany Lions will try to add to their 65-62 win over Butler last time out. Jalen Pickett led the Nittany Lions with 15 points along with team-highs of 10 rebounds and 11 assists and a pair of steals for the triple double. Andrew Funk and Camren Wynter each had 11 points with Funk adding 3 threes and Wynter adding 3 assists. Seth Lundy added 10 points with a pair of threes and 9 rebounds to cap off the scoring in double figures for Penn State in the win.

Furman is 22-4 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 10-2 in their last 12 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Penn State is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.

I get the case to be made for either side here as this is going to likely be a fairly entertaining game between two teams that have come out of the gates strong. However, I think that I trust Penn State just a little bit more in terms of their depth and the Nittany Lions have been rock solid on the glass as well, limiting opposing second chances. I think all in all, Penn State squeaks one out here so give me the Nittany Lions laying the bucket.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Penn State -2.5

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