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Davidson favored by 17.5 against Samford on Wednesday

Samford BulldogsDavidson Wildcats
Feb 15, 7:00 PM | Belk Arena

Samford Bulldogs vs Davidson Wildcats Odds

10-15TEAM RECORD19-6

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Davidson Wildcats try to run the Bulldogs off the court at Belk Arena in college hoops action.

The Wildcats sport records of 19-6 and 12-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 10-15 and 10-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-8 for the Wildcats and 9-9 for the Bulldogs.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bulldogs listed as 17.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 65 and the Bulldogs at No. 269 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-68 result in favor of the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 284 in NCAA hoops at 32.2 per game. Contrast that with Davidson’s No. 32 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Davidson is the No. 39-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while Samford rates No. 17 at 8.6 per game.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 135-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.6 points per game. Davidson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford was an 87-78 winner in its last match at home against Elon. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Tyler Hood scored 20 points leading the Bulldogs to an 87-78 victory over Elon at Pete Hanna Center on Saturday.

Davidson was an 86-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against College of Charleston. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats wasted a 25-point performance from De'Mon Brooks in losing to College of Charleston 86-78 on Saturday at Carolina First Arena.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Furman are 2-5
After playing Elon are 2-5
After a win are 4-6

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing College of Charleston are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bulldogs at Wildcats trends to consider:
Samford is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Davidson is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Davidson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Samford
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Davidson's last 21 games

Next up:
Samford home to Furman, Saturday, February 18
Davidson home to Wichita State, Saturday, February 18

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