Western Carolina vs. Samford - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Samford Bulldogs (9-21) at Western Carolina Catamounts (17-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Ramsey Center)
The Line: Western Carolina Catamounts -11.5 -- Over/Under: 161
The Samford Bulldogs and Western Carolina Catamounts meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Ramsey Center.
The Samford Bulldogs need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 73.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 80.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Josh Sharkey is averaging 17.4 points and 7.2 assists while Robert Allen is averaging 14 points and 6.8 rebounds. Brandon Austin is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Dupree is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Samford Bulldogs have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Western Carolina Catamounts look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Western Carolina Catamounts are averaging 78.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Mason Faulkner is averaging 17.6 points and 5.7 rebounds while Carlos Dotson is averaging 15.7 points and 1.9 assists. Onno Steger is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Halvorsen is dishing 1.4 assists. The Western Carolina Catamounts are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Western Carolina Catamounts are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Western Carolina Catamounts have lost four of their last six home games.
The home team is 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Samford Bulldogs are a bad basketball team on the season and for bettors, as they're a brutal 3-13 against the spread on the road and 7-19-1 against the spread on the season. Samford loses on the road by an average of 16.3 points while allowing 48.1 percent shooting from the field. The Western Carolina Catamounts beat Samford by eight points earlier this month, and they win at home by an average of 9.1 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the field. There's no reason to get behind the Samford Bulldogs in any shape or form. It's the Western Carolina Catamounts or pass.