Samford vs Western Carolina College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Samford vs Western Carolina College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Western Carolina Catamounts (7-3) at Samford Bulldogs (5-5)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Pete Hanna Center)

The Line: Samford Bulldogs -2 -- Over/Under: 165 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Western Carolina Catamounts and Samford Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Pete Hanna Center.

The Western Carolina Catamounts look for another win to build on their 7-3 record. The Western Carolina Catamounts are averaging 84.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Mason Faulkner is averaging 18 points and 5.3 assists while Matt Halvorsen is averaging 15.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Xavier Cork is the third double-digit scorer and Travion McCray is dishing 4.5 assists. The Western Carolina Catamounts are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Western Carolina Catamounts are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.

The Samford Bulldogs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 86.9 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Myron Gordon is averaging 17 points and 3.3 rebounds while Christian Guess is averaging 15.8 points and 10 rebounds. A.J. Staton-McCray is the third double-digit scorer and Logan Dye is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game.

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The Catamounts are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulldogs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 9-20-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Catamounts last 6 overall. The over is 41-18 in Bulldogs last 59 overall. The home team is 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

Neither of these teams have been great against the number this season, but Samford is a bit more trustworthy in this matchup because of the edge on the offensive side and having the best player on the floor. The Western Carolina Catamounts have had issues getting stops in key moments and don't defend the outside shot at all. I'll lay the bucket with Samford.

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Randy’s Pick Samford Bulldogs -2

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