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Belmont vs Samford 12/21/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Samford Bulldogs (6-6) vs. Belmont Bruins (7-5)
December 21, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Belmont Bruins -3.5 / Samford Bulldogs +3.5; Over/Under: +151
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The Samford Bulldogs and Belmont Bruins meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Curb Event Center Arena. The Samford Bulldogs look to get above a .500 record. The Belmont Bruins look for their eighth win.

The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 81 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Ques Glover is averaging 13.8 points and 2.4 rebounds, while Logan Dye is averaging 11.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jaden Campbell is the third double-digit scorer and Jermaine Marshall is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game.

The Belmont Bruins are averaging 77 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Ben Sheppard is averaging 19.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Cade Tyson is averaging 13.8 points and 4.9 rebounds. Drew Friberg is the third double-digit scorer and Ja’Kobi Gillespie is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Belmont Bruins are shooting 40.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Belmont Bruins are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.5 rebounds per game.

The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bruins are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Bulldogs last 11 overall. The under is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 Wednesday games.

The Samford Bulldogs have been shaky over the last week, and now they’re in the underdog role where they’re losing by an average of 8.3 points. The Belmont Bruins have been in some battles through 12 games, but they’re at home here, where they win by an average of 8.3 points and play improved defense. We’re not laying much. I like Belmont to get a hard fought victory.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Belmont Bruins -3.5

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