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Furman Paladins vs. Samford Bulldogs - 1/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Samford Bulldogs (10-6) at Furman Paladins (8-8)

College Basketball: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Timmons Arena)

The Line: Furman Paladins -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN 3

The Samford Bulldogs will travel to play the Furman Paladins in a Southern Conference game on Monday.

The Furman Paladins are 8-8 (2-1) and are coming off of a win against Chattanooga by a score of 70-55. Furman led by 3 points at halftime and pulled away in the second half for the win. Stephen Croone had 17 points and 4 assists for Furman. Kris Acox added 8 points and 5 rebounds for the Paladins. Furman out rebounded their opponent by a total of 32-29 and had 13 assists in their victory. Furman is averaging 69.8 points per game while giving up 62.9 points per game. Furman is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Stephen Croone is averaging 15.6 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game, while Devin Sibley is averaging 8.9 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game. Furman is shooting 68.3% on free throws, 31.4% on three-pointers, and 43.3% on all field goal attempts.

Furman Paladins vs. Samford Bulldogs - 1/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Samford Bulldogs are 10-6 (1-2) and are coming off of a loss to Wofford by a score of 69-64. Samford led in the second half but wasn’t able to hold the lead in this one. Darius Jones-Gibson had 17 points and 3 assists for Samford. Iman Johnson added 8 points and 8 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Samford was out rebounded by a total of 31-24 and had 15 assists in their defeat. Samford is averaging 74 points per game while giving up 70.5 points per game. Samford is also averaging 36 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Darius Jones-Gibson is averaging 15.9 points per game and 2.9 assists per game, while Christen Cunningham is averaging 13.9 points per game and 4 rebounds per game. Samford is shooting 72.8% on free throws, 32.2% on three-pointers, and 43.9% on all field goal attempts.

Samford is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. Samford is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games. The under is 6-0 in Samford’s last 6 games. Furman is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. Furman is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games. The over is 6-2 in Furman’s last 8 conference games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.

Furman has the home court advantage in this game and has played very good defense this season. Samford has the better overall record, but Furman has the better conference record. I think Furman’s defense will be the difference in this game. I am going to take the home team in this one.

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Furman Paladins -2

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