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Furman vs Samford Basketball Picks 3-10-24

Samford Bulldodgs vs. Furman Paladins
March 10, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Furman ; Over/Under:
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In this article, we will formulate a Furman vs Samford betting prediction for this college basketball showdown on Sunday, March 10th at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Furman Paladins recent form and recent player performance

-The Samford Bulldogs recent form and recent player performance

– A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Furman and Samford. 

Samford’s Defense Locked Down on Saturday

Samford’s defense really locked down on Saturday against Mercer and they are going to need that defense to be good again. Mercer only scored 57 points and they ended up winning by 13 points. At halftime they were up 37-28 and they never looked back on the way to the victory. Samford is the top ranked team in the conference and a loss here would be bad. Mercer is averaging 71.2 points while their defense is giving up 71.8 points per game. 

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Furman Coming off Overtime Win

Furman didn’t play the best game on Saturday, but they did what they needed to advance. Furman only scored 29 points in the second half, but it was enough to get to overtime, where they outscored Western Carolina 10-7 for the victory. Furman is averaging 79.6 points while their defense is giving up 75.7 points per game. This is a game that can really push the pace, but their defense has been an issue. JP Pegues had a strong game putting up 18 points while shooting 42.2 percent from the field. 

Furman vs Samford Betting prediction

Five minutes might not seem like a lot, but it’s going to be the difference here. Furman had to play an extra five minutes on Saturday and when you’re playing on back to back days, that really hurts you. Samford’s defense lockdown on Saturday and their defense is going to step up again in a big way. Samford’s offense will also find success and they are going to cover the spread here.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Samford ATS

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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