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Samford BulldogsAppalachian State Mountaineers
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Holmes Convocation Center

Samford Bulldogs vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds

7-14TEAM RECORD9-11

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Bulldogs of Samford hit the hard court against the Mountaineers of Appalachian State.

The Mountaineers are 9-11 so far on the season, and 10-5 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 7-14 and 7-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Appalachian State go 8-7 and the Bulldogs go 7-7 on the totals.

View Samford vs Appalachian State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Appalachian State sat as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 189 (Mountaineers) and the No. 291 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 67-65 result in favor of the Mountaineers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 288 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.1 per game. That compares with Appalachian State’s No. 173 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Appalachian State is college basketball's No. 69-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 9 with 8.8 per game.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 205-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford was a 68-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against College of Charleston. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Samford suffered a 68-52 loss against College of Charleston on Monday, getting 11 points from Tyler Hood in a losing effort at Pete Hanna Center.

Last time out for Appalachian State, they were an 81-66 winner as they battled Elon at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Jamaal Trice scored 20 points leading the Mountaineers to an 81-66 victory over Elon at Holmes Convocation Center on Saturday.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Wofford are 2-3
After playing College of Charleston are 3-4
After a loss are 3-7

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing College of Charleston are 6-4
After playing Elon are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Bulldogs at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Samford is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Appalachian State's last 5 games
Appalachian State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Samford
Appalachian State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Samford at Wofford, Saturday, February 4
Appalachian State home to College of Charleston, Saturday, February 4

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