Samford Bulldogs vs. Idaho Vandals - 11/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho Vandals (4-1) at Samford Bulldogs (3-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: Samford Bulldogs +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Samford Bulldogs will play the Idaho Vandals in the Mean Green Showcase on Wednesday.
The Idaho Vandals are 4-1 and are coming off of a win against Troy by a score of 69-63. Idaho survived a 17-2 run by Troy to hold on for the victory. Victor Sanders led Idaho with 15 points in this game. Nahshon George led Idaho in rebounding with 10 rebounds and 8 points. Idaho out rebounded their opponent by a total of 42-35 and had 13 assists in the victory. Idaho is averaging 67.6 points per game while giving up 61.4 points per game. Idaho is also averaging 34.8 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game. Victor Sanders is the leading scorer for Idaho with 15 points per game. Idaho is shooting 69.7% on free throws, 36.3% on three-pointers, and 43.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Samford Bulldogs are 4-1 and are coming off of a win against North Texas by a score of 74-72. Samford was up by 7 points at the half, and barely hung on in the second half to get the victory. Darius Jones-Gibson led Samford with 23 points in this game. Wyatt Walker led Samford in rebounding with 11 rebounds and also had 13 points. Samford out rebounded their opponent by a total of 36-32 and had 9 assists in the win. Samford is averaging 74.6 points per game while giving up 76.2 points per game. Samford is also averaging 40.2 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Darius Jones-Gibson is the leading scorer for Samford with 17 points per game. Wyatt Walker is averaging 7 rebounds per game for Samford. Samford is shooting 71.4% on free throws, 28.6% on three-pointers, and 41.2% on all field goal attempts.
Samford is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games. Samford is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Samford’s last 6 non-conference games. Idaho is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The under is 4-1 in Idaho’s last 5 games overall.
Both of these teams have played the last two days, so fatigue may be an issue for both sides. This should be an evenly matched game, with both teams being 4-1. Samford is a little higher scoring, but Idaho has been better defensively. With both teams being tired, I am going with the better defensive team. I am picking Idaho.