Furman Upsets Virginia in 2023 NCAA Tournament: What Were the Odds?

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The 13-seeded Furman Paladins upset the 4-seeded Virginia Cavaliers on Thursday with a last second 68-67 win in the first round of the South of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. What were the odds of the upset?

Furman was a +200 underdog to win outright, with Virginia -225 on the moneyline. That equals a fair implied probability of Furman pulling off the upset of 32.5%.

35% of the bets and a whopping 83% of the money wagered were on Furman to pull off the upset.


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Furman was also +5.5 on the spread and was the public's most popular team to cover on Thursday, according to betting data from BetMGM.

61% of the bets and 72% of the money wagered were on the underdogs to cover.

This is a developing story. Odds courtesy of bet365.

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