Furman vs Penn State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 17 (Penn State's Defense Pays Off at Charleston Classic)

Devon Platana
Furman vs. Penn State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Furman vs. Penn State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Furman vs Penn State Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Furman Paladins (2-0) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Venue: TD Arena — Charleston, SC
Coverage: ESPNU

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Nov. 17 with another slate of games, including a Shriners Children's Charleston Classic matchup between the Furman Paladins and Penn State Nittany Lions.

Both schools are undefeated entering this matchup. Furman just defeated Belmont, 89-74, on Friday while Penn State snagged a 68-62 victory against Butler on Nonday. But which team will walk out victorious tonight?

Furman vs Penn State Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: FUR: (+106) | PSU: (-128)
Spread: FUR: +1.5 (-105) | PSU: -1.5 (-115)
Total: 147.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Penn State enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 11:30 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 147.5 points, which is slightly above average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

Furman vs Penn State Prediction & Pick

Both schools have had a ton of offensive success to begin the new campaign. Furman has the 15th-best offense, operating at 89.0 points per game, while Penn State has been firing at an 83.7 PPG clip (T-No. 39).

Having said that, the Nittany Lions have a defensive advantage. Not only have they held their first three opponents to 68 or fewer points, but they've also kept the opposition to 41.3% and 32.8% shooting from the floor and three-point range, respectively. For reference, the Paladins' opponents are shooting 45.3% from the field and 38.7% from beyond the arc.

It's also worth noting that Furman has dropped 10 straight games to the Big Ten. Meanwhile, Penn State is a perfect 8-0 straight up in its last eight meetings with the Southern Conference. Unless they come out completely flat, I'm going with the Nittany Lions winning this one.

Final Score Prediction: Penn State: 73 | Furman: 69

Furman vs Penn State Betting Trends

- Furman is 0-10 straight up in its last 10 games against the Big Ten.
- Penn State is 8-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Furman's last eight games played in November.
- The total has hit the under in nine of Penn State's last 13 games.

Furman vs Penn State Best Bet

When it comes to the best bet, I'm taking Penn State at -1.5 on the spread. The Nittany Lions are perfect against the spread over their last eight games and haven't lost against the Southern Conference in a long time. Throw in Furman's Big Ten struggles and it's easy to take Penn State on the spread.

Bet: Penn State -1.5 (-115)

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