Troy vs. Samford - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Samford Bulldogs (2-1) at Troy Trojans (2-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: Troy Trojans -2 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans and Samford Bulldogs square off Monday afternoon at the UNT Coliseum.
The Troy Trojans hope to build on a solid 1-2 start to the season. The Troy Trojans are averaging 72.5 points on 38.3 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Jordon Varnado is averaging 23.7 points and 9.3 rebounds while Wesley Person is averaging 16.3 points and three assists. John Walton III is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Daniel Peace is dishing 5.7 assists. The Troy Trojans are shooting just 20 percent from beyond the arc and 58.8 percent from the free throw line. Troy has had trouble scoring early on, but the Trojans do have 40 offensive rebounds in three games and are averaging just 13 turnovers. The Troy Trojans have lost seven of their last 10 games.
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The Samford Bulldogs also look for a solid victory after a 2-1 start to the year. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 61 points on 33.9 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Darius Jones-Gibson is averaging 15.3 points and 4.7 rebounds while Christen Cunningham is averaging 13.7 points and 3.3 assists. Matt Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Johnson is dishing 3.3 assists. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting just 21.6 percent from beyond the arc and are averaging 15 turnovers per game. However, Samford has 45 offensive rebounds in three games and is coming away with nine steals per contest. The Samford Bulldogs have lost six of their last nine games.
The Trojans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulldogs are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 neutral site games.
Neither of these teams shoot the ball well at all. However, Samford is a lot better at the free throw line and has a rebounding advantage heading into this contest. I like the Bulldogs to win outright but the free bucket is certainly nice.