Check out our free UNCG vs Samford pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Homewood. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

UNCG vs Samford Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds

Spartans vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UNCG Spartans at Samford Bulldogs
  • Where: Homewood at Pete Hanna Center
  • Date: Wednesday, February 15th
  • Betting Odds: UNCG +1, NCG -103 | SAMF -119 O/U 136.5

Spartans Preview:

UNCG will take the floor against the Bulldogs with an overall record of 18-9. So far, the Spartans have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 8-4. For the season, UNCG has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 3-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Spartans being +1 point underdogs.

UNCG will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Keyshaun Langley who is averaging 14.26 points per game for the Spartans. Langley is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Spartans’ offensive game plan is the play of Keondre Kennedy who has hit 43.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.28 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UNCG this season, as they are currently ranked 378th in college basketball at 65.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Spartans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 249th in the NCAA.

Bulldogs Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs UNCG, the Samford Bulldogs will be taking the floor for the 28th time this season and have an overall record of 18-9. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 12-2. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Samford has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 14-3.

Samford’s leading scorer this season is Logan Dye, who is averaging 14.0 points per contest. So far, Dye has accounted for 17.97% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.3 rebounds per game and 1.26 assists. Jermaine Marshall is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 12.04 points per game. Between him and Marshall, they are accounting for 32.8% 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 27 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.

Free Spread Prediction: UNCG Spartans +1

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Samford as the favorites with a line coming in at -1. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the UNCG Spartans to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Samford at 9.0 made 3’s per game compared to UNCG at 7.23. Look for UNCG to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Bulldogs.