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UNC Greensboro vs. Samford - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Samford Bulldogs at UNC Greensboro
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: UNC Greensboro -8 -- Over/Under: 149.5
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The Samford Bulldogs and UNC Greensboro Spartans meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Samford Bulldogs could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 79.4 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Josh Sharkey is averaging 15.8 points and 7.7 assists while Ruben Guerrero is averaging 13.9 points and 8.1 rebounds. Brandon Austin is the third double-digit scorer and Myron Gordon is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Samford Bulldogs have lost five of their last six road games.

The UNC Greensboro Spartans look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are averaging 76 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 44 percent shooting. Francis Alonso is averaging 17.3 points and 2.5 assists while Isaiah Miller is averaging 14.7 points and four rebounds. Kyrin Galloway is grabbing four rebounds and Demetrius Troy is dishing 4.3 assists. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The UNC Greensboro Spartans have won their last four home games.

The Bulldogs are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Southern and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Spartans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Bulldogs are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the road team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 14-5 in Spartans last 19 home games. The over is 10-2 in Bulldogs last 12 overall.

The UNC Greensboro Spartans beat the Samford Bulldogs on the road by eight points back in December and have won eight of the last nine meetings against them overall, completely owning this series over the years. Samford is an impressive 8-2 ATS on the road this season and comes into this contest shooting a high percentage from the field. The problem is the UNC Greensboro Spartans are outscoring teams by an average of 14.6 points during their six-game winning streak and are winning by an average of 9.4 points at home this season overall. I have to lay the buckets based on the history of these clubs and how consistent the Spartans have been. 

UNC Greensboro -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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