Samford vs. Western Carolina - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Samford vs. Western Carolina - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Western Carolina Catamounts (14-7) at Samford Bulldogs (8-16)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Pete Hanna Center)

The Line: Samford Bulldogs +3.5 -- Over/Under: 163 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Western Carolina Catamounts and Samford Bulldogs meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Pete Hanna Center.

The Western Carolina Catamounts need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Western Carolina Catamounts are averaging 79.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Mason Faulkner is averaging 18 points and 5.7 rebounds while Carlos Dotson is averaging 14.4 points and 1.7 assists. Matt Halvorsen is the third double-digit scorer and Onno Steger is dishing 1.3 assists. The Western Carolina Catamounts are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Western Carolina Catamounts are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Western Carolina Catamounts have won four of their last six road games.

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The Samford Bulldogs need a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 74.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 45 percent shooting. Josh Sharkey is averaging 18.6 points and 7.6 assists while Brandon Austin is averaging 14.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Robert Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Dupree is grabbing seven rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Samford Bulldogs have lost four straight home games.

The Catamounts are 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite, 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 games as a favorite and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Bulldogs are 16-33-3 ATS in their last 52 games as an underdog, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 17-7 in Catamounts last 24 overall. The over is 44-20 in Bulldogs last 64 overall. The favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 9-1-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

The Western Carolina Catamounts aren't playing great ball as of late, but they're still 11-7-1 ATS on the season and still one of the better teams in the Southern. The Samford Bulldogs have lost eight straight games, are losing their last five games by an average of 15.4 points and are 5-15-1 ATS on the season. Needless to say, there's no reason to back Samford in any shape or form. I'll lay the chalk with Western Carolina. 

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Randy’s Pick Western Carolina Catamounts -3.5

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