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Samford Bulldogs vs Elon Phoenix Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Samford when they take on the Elon Phoenix on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
This season, the Phoenix are 14-7 overall and 10-5-1 ATS ATS, while the Bulldogs are 7-14 and 9-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Elon boasts a 8-6 on the OU, and Samford is 3-8-1.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bulldogs were listed as 12.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 340-rated Samford taking on the No. 122-rated Phoenix in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-58 win for the Phoenix on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 342 in NCAA hoops at 28.6 per game. Contrast that with Elon’s No. 159 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Elon is the No. 24-ranked team in the country at 8.1 per game, while Samford rates No. 150 at 6.3 per game.
Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 206-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.1 points per game. Elon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 113 nationally in scoring at home.
Samford was a 71-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Davidson. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as underdogs. Samford was run off the court by the Wildcats on Thursday as Davidson routed them 71-51 at Belk Arena.
Elon won its last outing, a 72-66 result against UNC Greensboro on January 31. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Elon earned a 72-66 victory over UNC Greensboro on Thursday, getting 19 points from Lucas Troutman at Greensboro Coliseum.
Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing College of Charleston are 3-6
After playing Davidson are 4-2
After a loss are 3-7
Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wofford are 2-8
After playing UNC Greensboro are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Bulldogs at Phoenix trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Samford's last 5 games on the road
Samford is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Elon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Elon is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Elon is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Elon is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Samford
Samford home to College of Charleston, Thursday, February 7
Elon at Wofford, Thursday, February 7