East Tennessee State vs. Samford - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Samford Bulldogs (12-14) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (15-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Freedom Hall Civic Center)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Samford Bulldogs and East Tennessee State Buccaneers meet Thursday at the Freedom Hall Civic Center.
The Samford Bulldogs look for back-to-back wins for the first time since December. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 71.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Darius Jones-Gibson is averaging 15.3 points and 3.6 assists while Christen Cunningham is averaging 13.2 points and three rebounds. Wyatt Walker is grabbing six rebounds and Marcus Johnson is dishing 2.2 assists. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Samford Bulldogs have lost 10 of their last 16 road games.
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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are averaging 75.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 45 percent shooting. Ge'Lawn Guyn is averaging 17.3 points and four rebounds while T.J. Cromer is averaging 15.8 points and 2.9 assists. Deuce Bello is dishing 1.3 assists and Isaac Banks is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Buccaneers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers have won seven straight home games.
The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buccaneers are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games following a straight up win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
It's been two months since Samford has been able to put together back-to-back solid performances. ETSU has been consistent as of late and has been able to protect home court. I like the Bucs to win this game by double digits.