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Samford vs Furman Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/25/23

Furman Paladins (23-7) vs. Samford Bulldogs (21-9)
February 25, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Samford Bulldogs -1 / Furman Paladins +1; Over/Under: +153.5
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The Furman Paladins and Samford Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Pete Hanna Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Furman Paladins Betting Preview

The Furman Paladins are averaging 82.2 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Mike Bothwell is averaging 18 points and 3.3 assists, while Jalen Slawson is averaging 15.8 points and 7 rebounds. Marcus Foster is the third double-digit scorer and Garrett Hien is dishing 1.7 assists. The Furman Paladins are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Furman Paladins are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.

The Samford Bulldogs Betting Preview

The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 78.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Ques Glover is averaging 15.1 points and 2.5 rebounds, while Logan Dye is averaging 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jermaine Marshall is the third double-digit scorer and Bubba Parham is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.

The Paladins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 10-4 in Bulldogs last 14 Saturday games.

Randy’s Free Pick

You can make a case for either side here as these are two good teams playing at an elite level, and it’s certain to be a back and forth fun contest. The difference is Samford is at home, where it wins by an average of 14.5 points and shoots 46.2 percent from the field. The home team has won the last 5 meetings. Home court matters. Give me Samford.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Samford Bulldogs -1

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