Samford vs. Furman - 2/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Furman Paladins (20-5) at Samford Bulldogs (8-18)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Pete Hanna Center)
The Line: Samford Bulldogs +13 -- Over/Under: 151
The Furman Paladins and the Samford Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from Pete Hanna Center on Wednesday.
Furman enters this one at 20-5 so far. The Paladins have won five straight games, taking out Samford, the Citadel, VMI, Mercer and WCU during that stretch of outings.
In the win over the Catamounts, Furman’s lead scorer was Jordan Lyons with 33 points and two rebounds. Alex Hunter added 21 points with four rebounds and two assists, and Noah Gurley had 11 points and four boards.
As for Samford, they’re 8-18 this year. The Bulldogs have lost their last 10 games in a row, facing to UNC-Greensboro, Chattanooga, Wofford, WCU and UNCG again in their last five.
In the loss to the Spartans, Samford’s Robert Allen led the team with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Also in double-digits there were Donte Tatum (11 points; six rebounds) and Jalen Dupree (10 points; four rebounds).
Samford is 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven home games. The Bulldogs are 1-6 ATS in their last seven after an ATS loss and the over is 8-3 in their last 11 Wednesday games.
Meanwhile, the Paladins are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. Furman is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 after an ATS win and the over is 5-1 in their last six Wednesday games.
Since posting a tepid 52 points versus Wofford, Furman has put up at least 74 points in each of their last five games. Defensively the Paladins have been fairly permissive in that stretch but they’re scoring enough that it doesn’t matter much.
In any case, Samford has been giving up a lot of points themselves; at least 70 in each of their last nine. I don’t see a whole lot of reasons not to take Furman in this one.