East Tennessee State vs. Samford - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Samford Bulldogs (8-10) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (15-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Freedom Hall Civic Center)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -17 -- Over/Under: 140.5
The Samford Bulldogs and East Tennessee State Buccaneers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Freedom Hall Civic Center.
The Samford Bulldogs need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 75.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Josh Sharkey is averaging 18.7 points and 8.5 assists while Brandon Austin is averaging 14.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. Robert Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Dupree is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The Samford Bulldogs have lost five of their last seven road games.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are averaging 76.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 61.6 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Tray Boyd III is averaging 13.1 points and 1.7 rebounds while Bo Hodges is averaging 13 points and 2.4 assists. Jeromy Rodriguez is the third double-digit scorer and Daivien Williamson is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers haven’t a home game this season.
The Bulldogs are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buccaneers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 37-15 in Bulldogs last 52 road games. The under is 6-0 in Buccaneers last 6 overall. The road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Samford Bulldogs lose on the road by an average of 13.3 points and are 4-10-1 ATS on the season. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers win at home by an average of 24.2 points where they allow 36.6 percent shooting from the field. This is a lot of points for a East Tennessee State team that hasn't been great at covering numbers, but they've been the better team by far, and backing Samford isn't much of an option on the road based on the trends and numbers. It's the Bucs or pass.