East Tennessee State vs Samford Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/11/24

Samford (28-5) vs East Tennessee State (18-15)

Game Info: Monday, March 11, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Harrah's Cherokee Center)

Betting Odds: Samford -10.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers and the Samford Bulldogs meet Monday in the college basketball SoCon Tournament Championship at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a East Tennessee State vs. Samford Prediction.

East Tennessee State Team Preview

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers reached the championship game thanks to an 85-84 win over Chattanooga last time out. Ebby Asamoah leads the Buccaneers in scoring with 15.3 PPG along with 4.1 RPG while Jaden Seymour has 15.1 PPG with 6.2 RPG. Quimari Peterson has 13 PPG with 4.5 RPG and a team-high 3.8 APG to lead the Buccaneers in assists and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for ETSU up to this point in the year. Jadyn Parker has 7.4 PPG with a team-high 6.9 RPG to lead the Buccaneers on the glass while Karon Boyd has 7 PPG with 6.4 RPG. As a team, East Tennessee State is averaging 70.2 PPG on 40.5% shooting from the field, 29.9% from three and 69.6% from the foul line this season.

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Samford Team Preview

The Samford Bulldogs booked a spot in the title game after an 84-77 win over Furman last time out. Achor Achor leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding with 15.1 PPG and 5.7 RPG while Jermaine Marshall has 10.7 PPG with 4.9 RPG. A.J. Staton-McCray has 12.3 PPG with 4.8 RPG and Jaden Campbell has 11 PPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Samford up to this point in the year. Rylan Jones also has 9.5 PPG with a team-high 4.8 APG as well on the year for the Bulldogs. As a team, Samford is averaging 86.3 PPG on 49.3% shooting from the field, 39.9% from three and 73.3% from the foul line this season.

East Tennessee State vs. Samford Prediction

I’m leaning towards East Tennessee State and the points. I really wanted to get there with Samford because I do feel Samford wins this game, but this is a huge spread for a conference championship game. I don’t think anyone would be shocked if Samford ran away with this game but one meeting this season was only decided by 3 points, and East Tennessee State’s brought teams down to their level all tournament long and found a way past. I think this is going to be a closer game than the line would indicate, so give me the points and give me ETSU here.

Chris’s Pick East Tennessee State +10.5

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