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Samford vs UNC Greensboro Basketball Picks 1-11-24

UNC Greensboro Spartans (11-4) vs. Samford Bulldogs (13-2)
January 11, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Samford Bulldogs -3.5 / UNC Greensboro Spartans +3.5; Over/Under: +154.5
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The UNC-Greensboro Spartans and the Samford Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Pete Hanna Center on Thursday night. Two 2-0 SoCon teams duke it out on Thursday night, who gets win #3? Let’s dive in and find out with our UNC-Greensboro vs. Samford Prediction.

UNC-Greensboro Team Preview

The UNC-Greensboro Spartans come into this game looking to build on back-to-back wins after a 70-54 win over East Tennessee State last time out. Mikeal Brown-Jones leads the Spartans in scoring and rebounding with 18.6 PPG and 7.8 RPG while Keyshaun Langley has 14.2 PPG with 3.1 RPG and 2.9 APG. Donovan Atwell has 11.7 PPG with 3.1 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for UNC-Greensboro so far this season while Kobe Langley has 9.1 PPG with team-highs of 5.9 APG and 2.3 SPG to lead the Spartans in assists and steals as well. As a team, UNC-Greensboro is averaging 78 PPG on 46.9% shooting from the field, 38.7% from three and 68.4% from the foul line this season.

Samford Team Preview

The Samford Bulldogs come into this one looking to build on their 13-game win streak after an 80-64 win over the Citadel last time out. Achor Achor leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding with 14.9 PPG and 6 RPG while Jermaine Marshall has 10.6 PPG with 5.3 RPG. A.J. Staton-McCray has 13.8 PPG with 4.7 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Samford up to this point in the year. Jaden Campbell has 9.1 PPG while Rylan Jones also has 7.3 PPG with a team-high 5.2 APG as well on the year for the Bulldogs. As a team, Samford is averaging 89.5 PPG on 49.1% shooting from the field, 40.6% from three and 73.6% from the foul line this season.

UNC-Greensboro vs. Samford Prediction

I’m backing Samford here. The Bulldogs are flat out rolling right now and I’m of the belief that until I’m given a reason not to, there’s really no reason to step in front of this team right now. UNC-Greensboro’s getting healthy which is going to be key for them going forward, but right now, I just think Samford’s the better team playing better basketball. Give me the Bulldogs.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Samford -3.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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