Texas Longhorns vs. Samford Bulldogs - 12/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Samford Bulldogs (6-2) at Texas Longhorns (3-3)
College Basketball: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Frank Erwin Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Longhorns will host the Samford Bulldogs this Friday.
The Texas Longhorns have inconsistent so far this season alternating between wins and losses and currently owning a 3-3 record. Their most recent game was a win against Texas-Arlington 80-73 in overtime. In this game the leading scorer was Guard Isaiah Taylor who scored 21 points and had 6 assists. Through 6 games this season the leading scorer for the Longhorns has been Isaiah Taylor who is averaging 16.0 points per game and 5.0 assists. Cameron Ridley is right behind him with 11.0 points per game and 9.7 rebounds. Texas will try to make it two in a row when they host Samford.
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The Samford Bulldogs have started the season with a 6-2 record and are sitting in 2nd place in the Southern Conference. Their most recent game was a win against Jacksonville State 77-71. The leading scorer for the Bulldogs was Guard Darius Jones-Gibson who scored 21 points and 4 assists. Through 8 games this season Samford has been led by Darius Jones-Gibson who is averaging 17.1 points per game and 3.0 rebounds with 2.5 assists. In second is Christen Cunningham who is averaging 14.1 points per game and 3.5 rebounds with 3.5 assists. Samford will have a tough test at Texas.
Samford is 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. The Bulldogs are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 road games. Texas is 1-8 against the spread in their last 9 non-conference games. The Longhorns are 1-5-1 against the spread in their last 7 games overall.
Texas has not looked good this year with a 3-3 record. Samford has started out 6-2 but have lossed to the better teams that they have played. This is a tough one because Texas is due to explode one of these games because they have to much talent. I dont think it will be this game though. Take Samford and the points on the road.