NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Falcons at Bowling Green
Samford Bulldogs vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Bulldogs of Samford hit the hard court against the Falcons of Bowling Green.
The Falcons sport records of 4-4 and 3-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 2-8 and 3-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-3 for the Falcons and 1-1 for the Bulldogs.
The Falcons were listed as 10.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Falcons, most recently No. 291 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 323 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 64-54 victory for the Falcons.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 324 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.9 per game. That compares with Bowling Green’s No. 222 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Bowling Green is college basketball's No. 240-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 162 with 6.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Samford owns the country's No. 268-rated mark, allowing 76.5 points per game on the highway. Bowling Green, on the other hand, rates No. 302 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Samford was an 88-56 loser on the road against Kentucky. They failed to cover the 27-point spread as underdogs. Samford was run off the court by the Wildcats on Tuesday as Kentucky routed them 88-56 at Rupp Arena.
Bowling Green was a 54-41 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wright State. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. A'uston Calhoun scored 19 points leading the Falcons to a 54-41 victory over Wright State at Stroh Center on Monday.
Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Sam Houston State are 0-1
After playing Kentucky are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7
Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Michigan State are 1-2
After playing Wright State are 3-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Bulldogs at Falcons trends to consider:
Samford is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Bowling Green is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Samford home to Sam Houston State, Saturday, December 15
Bowling Green home to Michigan State, Tuesday, December 18