Samford Vs Western Carolina: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 21, 2023

Written By Staff on January 20, 2023

The Samford Bulldogs (13-7, 7-0 SoCon) will try to continue a seven-game winning streak when they host the Western Carolina Catamounts (11-9, 4-3 SoCon) on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Pete Hanna Center. The contest airs at 6:00 PM ET on ESPN+. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Bulldogs’ (-499 to win on the moneyline) matchup with the Catamounts (+371).

The betting facts in this article are based off odds valid as of January 21, 2023 at 5:39 PM ET.

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Samford vs Western Carolina Betting Odds

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Samford Offense Vs. Western Carolina Defense

Samford Offense Stats (Rank) Western Carolina Defense
78.3 (42) Points/Gm 68.6 (166)
11.2 (150) Possessions/Game 10.3 (157)
45.2 (146) Field Goal % 45.1 (263)
35.2 (117) 3PT % 34.8 (238)
53.1 (86) Effective FG % 49.8 (174)
57.7 (50) True Shooting % 55.5 (203)

Western Carolina Offense Vs. Samford Defense

Western Carolina Offense Stats (Rank) Samford Defense
75.6 (97) Points/Gm 69.6 (191)
10.3 (202) Possessions/Game 11.2 (211)
42.9 (267) Field Goal % 43.2 (164)
35.0 (129) 3PT % 38.3 (347)
50.7 (202) Effective FG % 51.3 (246)
54.5 (188) True Shooting % 57.2 (252)

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Samford Betting Insights

  • Samford has won nine games against the spread this season, while failing to cover seven times.
  • The Bulldogs have covered the spread once this season (1-2 ATS) when playing as at least 9.5-point favorites.
  • Samford’s games have hit the over eight out of 16 times this season.
  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have gone over 142.5 combined points in seven of 16 games this season.
  • The average total in Samford’s contests this year is 147.8, 5.3 more points than this game’s over/under.

Western Carolina Betting Insights

  • Western Carolina has covered eight times in 17 matchups with a spread this year.
  • When playing as at least 9.5-point underdogs this season, the Catamounts have an ATS record of 3-2.
  • A total of six Western Carolina’s games this season have hit the over.
  • The Catamounts have combined with their opponent to score more than 142.5 points in seven of 17 games this season.
  • The average over/under for Western Carolina’s outings this season is 144.2, 1.7 more points than this game’s total.

Samford Key Players

  • Logan Dye leads the Bulldogs scoring 14.1 points per game.
  • Jaron Rillie leads Samford with 3.1 assists per game and Jermaine Marshall paces the squad with 6.8 rebounds per matchup.
  • The Bulldogs are led by Bubba Parham from beyond the arc. He hits 1.8 shots from deep per game.
  • A.J. Staton-McCray leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Achor Achor collects 0.9 blocks a contest to pace Samford.

Western Carolina Key Players

  • Tyzhaun Claude holds the top Catamounts spot in two categories: scoring (15.0 points per game) and rebounding (8.5 rebounds per game).
  • Vonterius Woolbright puts in work dishing out assists and is Western Carolina’s assist leader with 4.4 per game.
  • Tre Jackson leads the Catamounts in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.5 made threes per game.
  • Russell Jones tops Western Carolina in steals with 1.9 per game, and Claude leads the squad in blocks with 0.8 per game.
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