March Madness Second Round Predictions & Picks Today – March 18

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 17, 2023

The NCAA Tournament schedule on Saturday, which includes the Furman Paladins squaring off against the San Diego State Aztecs, should provide some fireworks. Here are the best bets of the day to consider.

Scroll down to find the best spread, total, and moneyline bets in college basketball based on our computer projections and make your bets with DraftKings Sportsbook.

Spread Pick: San Diego State (-4.5) vs Furman

Our computers expect the same result as DraftKings, but have San Diego State winning by a considerably larger margin (12.5 points). Take San Diego State.

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San Diego State Furman
ATS Record 17-16-1 19-14-0
Favorite ATS Record 16-14-1 17-11-0
Underdog ATS Record 1-2-0 2-3-0
Home ATS Record 8-7-1 8-5-0
Away ATS Record 5-5-0 7-5-0
Conference ATS Record 12-9-0 15-6-0

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Total Pick: Furman at San Diego State Over (136)

The DraftKings point total for this game is more than two possessions lower (7.0 points) than the model projection. Put your money on the over.

San Diego State Furman
O-U-P 14-20-0 18-15-0
Home O-U-P 7-9-0 8-5-0
Away O-U-P 4-6-0 6-6-0
Conference O-U-P 7-14-0 12-9-0

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Moneyline Pick: Tennessee (+155) vs Duke (-180)

Score Prediction: Tennessee 68, Duke 65

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Tennessee Duke
ML Fave. Record 20-7 25-4
ML Und. Record 1-3 1-4
Home ML Fave. Record 10-2 15-0
Home ML Und. Record 0-0 0-0
Away ML Fave. Record 4-3 3-2
Away ML Und. Record 0-3 1-3
Conf. ML Fave. Record 11-6 16-2
Conf. ML Und. Record 0-2 1-3

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Today’s Second Round Schedule

Matchup Game Time TV Favorite Total
Furman (28-8) at No. 18 San Diego State (29-6) 12:10 PM ET CBS San Diego State (-4.5) 136
No. 12 Duke (27-9) vs No. 20 Tennessee (25-10) 2:54 PM ET CBS Duke (-3.5) 126.5
Arkansas (21-13) vs No. 4 Kansas (28-7) 5:25 PM ET CBS Kansas (-4) 144
Princeton (22-8) vs No. 23 Missouri (25-9) 6:10 PM ET TNT
Auburn (21-12) vs No. 2 Houston (32-3) 7:10 PM ET TBS Houston (-5.5) 132
Penn State (23-13) vs No. 5 Texas (27-8) 7:45 PM ET CBS Texas (-5.5) 138
Northwestern (22-11) vs No. 7 UCLA (30-5) 8:40 PM ET TNT UCLA (-7.5) 126.5
Maryland (22-12) vs No. 1 Alabama (30-5) 9:40 PM ET TBS Alabama (-8.5) 143

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