Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bulldogs versus the Paladins? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Timmons Arena in Greenview, SC. The over/under for this game is set at 169 points, and Furman is favored by -3 vs. Samford in a Southern conference matchup.
SAMFORD BULLDOGS VS FURMAN PALADINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Furman Paladins -3
This game will be played at Timmons Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.
WHY BET THE FURMAN PALADINS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Paladins.
- Not only will Furman pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 169 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Taking a Look at the Bulldogs Chances on the Road
Samford heads into this game on a 14-game winning streak and has yet to lose at home this season. The Bulldogs are 17-2 overall and 6-0 in Southern Conference play.
On the road, Samford is 4-2, and it has won four straight games away from home. For the season, the Bulldogs are 1-2 as the underdog, and they have been the favorite in 13 of their 19 games.
Samford has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 11-5, and they have been even better on the road, with a 4-2 mark vs. the spread. Over their last three road games, the Bulldogs are 3-0 vs. the spread.
Samford’s over/under record for the season sits at 8-8 and the average scoring in their games is 162.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 169 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (154.6). Over their last three games, their games have finished with an average of 180 points compared to their season average of 162.8 points.
In their previous game, the Bulldogs’ offense finished with 87 points, which is right in line with their current average of 90.4 points per contest. Achor Achor is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, A.J. Staton Mccray brings a PPG average of 13.4 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Samford defense is giving up an average of 75.3 points per contest. Against Mercer in their most recent game, the Samford defense gave up a total of 80 points while allowing Mercer to hit 46% of their shots.
Can Furman Pull Off a Home Win?
At home this season, Furman has a record of 7-1 and an average scoring margin of +9.2. Their home win streak is currently at five games. They are 8-1 when favored this season.
Over their last 10 games at home, the Paladins have gone 8-2. Their overall record this season is 10-9, and they have won four straight games. In their last game, they defeated Western Carolina by a score of 65-62.
As the favorite this season, Furman has gone 5-4 vs. the spread. At home, they are 4-4 vs. the spread this year and 2-1 in their last three games at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Paladins have a mark of 6-4 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Furman games is 9-7, and today’s line of 169 is quite a bit higher than the average OU line in their games (156.5). So far, 15 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s game. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.
In their most recent game, the Furman offense concluded with only 65 points against Western Carolina. Throughout the game, they made 7/19 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 41.3%. In terms of offense, the Paladins have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 194th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 335th in percentage and 35th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Paladins’ defense is positioned 249th in the country, permitting 76.7 points per game. The Furman defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 62 points and allowed Western Carolina to connect on 7 threes.