Jacksonville State vs. Samford - 12/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Samford Bulldogs (5-2) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (3-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Pete Mathews Coliseum)
The Line: Jacksonville State Gamecocks PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Samford Bulldogs and Jacksonville State Gamecocks meet Tuesday night at the Pete Mathews Coliseum.
The Samford Bulldogs look to build on their solid 5-2 start with their second road victory. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 71.2 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Darius Jones-Gibson is averaging 16.6 points and three rebounds while Christen Cunningham is averaging 15.1 points and 3.4 assists. Matt Rose is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Marcus Johnson is dishing 2.4 assists. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. Samford is averaging seven steals per game and has allowed no more than 74 points in four of its last five games. The Samford Bulldogs have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks need a big victory after losing five of their last six games. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 65.4 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Erik Durham is averaging 13.9 points and five rebounds while Malcolm Drumwright is averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 assists. Jared Hamilton is the third double-digit scorer and JaQuail Townser is dishing 3.1 assists. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. Jacksonville State is averaging just nine turnovers per game and has five players averaging at least 8.1 points. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have won six of their last eight home games.
The Bulldogs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Gamecocks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
While Jacksonville State has been rather decent on its home court, Samford is the better team here and should be far more confident with the way its season has started. I'll take the Bulldogs on the road.