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
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.
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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…