Samford Bulldogs vs College of Charleston Cougars Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Bulldogs of Samford hit the hard court against the Cougars of College of Charleston.
The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 4-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 6-4 ATS. Samford is 3-2-1 on the totals; College of Charleston is 2-4.
The Bulldogs were listed as 15-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 344-rated Samford taking on the No. 121-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 64-53 win for the Cougars on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up College of Charleston's No. 288 nationally ranked offense (62.2 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 255 at 70.1 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 44% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (42.1% on average).
Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 244-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.9 points per game. College of Charleston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 334 nationally in scoring at home.
Samford was a 74-70 loser in its last match at home against Chattanooga. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Samford got 27 points from Raijon Kelly on the way to a 74-70 loss against Chattanooga on Saturday at Pete Hanna Center.
College of Charleston was a 60-56 winner in its last match at home against Furman. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. The Cougars got 14 points from Anthony Stitt as College of Charleston ran past Furman 60-56 on Saturday at TD Arena.
Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing The Citadel are 2-5
After playing Chattanooga are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
College of Charleston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chattanooga are 9-1
After playing Furman are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Bulldogs at Cougars trends to consider:
Samford is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
College of Charleston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
College of Charleston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Samford
College of Charleston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Samford at The Citadel, Saturday, January 12
College of Charleston home to Chattanooga, Saturday, January 12