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Samford vs Furman Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 25th Betting Odds
Bulldogs vs Paladins Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Samford Bulldogs at Furman Paladins
- Where: Greenville at Timmons Arena
- Date: Wednesday, January 25th
- Betting Odds: Samford +6, SAMF +210 | FURMAN -265 O/U 150.0
The Samford Bulldogs will be looking to pick up their 22nd win of the season and are in the middle of a 8 game win streak. On the road, the Bulldogs will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 4-5. So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog 5 times, going 1-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
Samford’s leading scorer this season is Logan Dye, who is averaging 13.9 points per contest. So far, Dye has accounted for 17.82% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.48 rebounds per game and 1.33 assists. Jermaine Marshall is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 11.9 points per game. Between him and Marshall, they are accounting for 32.3% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Samford is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.7 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 21 games, they have only hit 33.5% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 42.61% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Samford, the Furman Paladins will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 15-6. Currently, the Paladins have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 9-2. The Paladins’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Furman has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 11-4.
Furman’s leading scorer this season is Mike Bothwell, who is averaging 19.67 points per contest. So far, Bothwell has accounted for 23.87% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.38 rebounds per game and 3.62 assists. Jalen Slawson is the second leading scorer for the Paladins, averaging 15.24 points per game. Between him and Slawson, they are accounting for 42.4% of the team’s scoring.
Through 21 games, Furman has been playing well on offense, averaging 77.6 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Paladins’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.0% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 11.79 made 3’s per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Samford Bulldogs +6
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Furman and Samford are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 11.79 and 9.0 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Samford Bulldogs to cover as +6 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Paladins’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Furman. At +6 we like the chances of Samford covering the spread as underdogs.
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