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Samford Bulldogs vs. UNC Greensboro Spartans - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UNC Greensboro Spartans (10-17) at Samford Bulldogs (12-16)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Pete Hanna Center)

The Line: Samford Bulldogs -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Samford Bulldogs look to avoid the upset when the North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans visit Thursday.

The North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans are going nowhere unless they can win the SoCon playoffs because they have struggled to get stops. Having said that the Spartans snapped a three game skid with a 65-61 victory versus visiting Wofford with their defense leading the way. The Terriers looked to be in good shape with an eight point edge at the break before a lively comeback by UNCG. Wofford was held to under 38% shooting and killed by a 6-26 mark on threes  while the Spartans 40% accuracy produced three more baskets. Diante Baldwin pumped in a game high 21 points and grabbed nine boards with Francis Alonso soring 13. Marvin Smith added 12 points and nine rebounds while Kayel Locke netted eleven points.

Samford Bulldogs vs. UNC Greensboro Spartans - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Samford Bulldogs have a better overall record then their counterparts but have really been struggling for the last month with losses in eight of ten capped off by a 76-71 defeat at Western Carolina with the Catamounts throwing 50 second half points on the board to rally from a four point halftime deficit. The Bulldogs connected at around 45% with the Catamounts connecting at 40% but having edges on threes and the charity stripe. Samford leaned heavily on Christen Cunningham who carried the scoring load with 27 points on 7-15 with Darius Jones-Gibson tossing in 19 points. Wyatt Walker chipped in with eight points while four others combined for 17. 

The over is 8-0 in UNCG last 8 road games and  is 11-4 in their last 15 overall while the Spartans  are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games. The over is 8-2 in Samford last 10 Thursday games and Samford  are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall while going  2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Southern. Both teams have played similar competition close enough to make me look at the points…

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UNC-Greensboro +7

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