The Samford Bulldogs and Western Carolina Catamounts meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Samford Bulldogs Betting Preview
The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 78.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Ques Glover is averaging 15 points and 2.5 rebounds, while Logan Dye is averaging 13.9 points and 5.5 rebounds. Jermaine Marshall is the third double-digit scorer and Bubba Parham is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.
The Western Carolina Catamounts Betting Preview
The Western Carolina Catamounts are averaging 74.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tyzhaun Claude is averaging 15.3 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Vonterius Woolbright is averaging 14.3 points and 4.9 assists. Tre Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Jones Jr. is dishing 2.3 assists. The Western Carolina Catamounts are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Western Carolina Catamounts are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.
Samford vs Western Carolina Trends
The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Bulldogs last 8 overall. The under is 11-4 in Catamounts last 15 overall. The favorite is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The home team is 10-3-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Samford Bulldogs have been the better team this season, and they're playing the better ball now, but they also aren't covering numbers. While Western Carolina has had issues playing up to its competition, it wins at home by an average of 15.6 points while holding teams under 40 percent shooting. I'll grab the points.