Furman vs Samford Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/21/24

Samford (23-4) vs Furman (15-12)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Pete Hanna Center)

Betting Odds: Samford -8.5 -- Over/Under: 165 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Furman Paladins and the Samford Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Pete Hanna Center on Wednesday night. Who comes out ahead in Wednesday’s SoCon action? Let’s dive in and find out with our Furman vs. Samford Prediction.

Furman Team Preview

The Furman Paladins come into this one looking to add to their current three-game win streak after an 82-65 win over Chattanooga last time out. Marcus Foster leads the Paladins in scoring and rebounding with 18.6 PPG and 7.5 RPG in 18 games this season while JP Pegues has 16.5 PPG with 4.3 RPG and a team-high 4.9 APG to lead the Paladins in the assist department. Alex Williams has 15.1 PPG with 4.9 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Furman up to this point in the year. PJay Smith Jr. has 9.8 PPG with 3.4 RPG and Carter Whitt also has 8.4 PPG with 3.5 RPG and 3.9 APG as well this season. As a team, Furman is averaging 80 PPG on 44.8% shooting from the field, 32.7% from three and 72.5% from the foul line this season.

Samford Team Preview

The Samford Bulldogs come into this game looking to rebound from an 88-84 loss to Mercer last time out. Achor Achor leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding with 15.6 PPG and 6 RPG while Jermaine Marshall has 11.1 PPG with 4.9 RPG. A.J. Staton-McCray has 12.6 PPG with 4.9 RPG and Jaden Campbell has 10.8 PPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Samford up to this point in the year. Rylan Jones also has 8.9 PPG with a team-high 5.1 APG as well on the year for the Bulldogs. As a team, Samford is averaging 87.8 PPG on 49.6% shooting from the field, 40.4% from three and 72.6% from the foul line this season.

Furman vs. Samford Prediction

I’m on Furman and the points here. I get why Samford’s favored at home and I’ve made a pretty penny backing them this season, but the reality is that Furman has been playing a lot better since they got healthy and are more than capable of matching Samford to keep this one close. Should be an entertaining matchup, but I want the points in my back pocket.

Chris’s Pick Furman +8.5

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