UNC Greensboro vs. Samford - 3/6/15 Southern Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Samford Bulldogs (13-18) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (10-21)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm (U.S. Cellular Center)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Samford Bulldogs and UNC Greensboro Spartans meet Friday in the first round of the Southern tournament.
The Samford Bulldogs look to bounce back after losing four of their last five games. On the season, Samford is averaging 68.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 72 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Darius Jones-Gibson is averaging 11.9 points and 2.2 assists while Tyler Hood is averaging 11 points and 3.3 rebounds. Christen Cunningham is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Bradley is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs have four players averaging at least 6.5 points, and they’re shooting 68.1 percent from the line and 35.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Samford is allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The UNC Greensboro Spartans look for a win after splitting their last eight. On the season, UNC Greensboro is averaging 68.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and is allowing 71.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Tevon Saddler is averaging 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while Kayel Locke is averaging 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. RJ White is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Nicholas Paulos is dishing 1.6 assists. The UNC Greensboro Spartans have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 64.9 percent from the line and 36.4 percent from deep. Defensively, UNC Greensboro is allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in seven of its last eight games.
The Bulldogs are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 neutral site games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
In a toss up game, I'm going with the team that's played far more consistent ball, and that's been the Spartans.