NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Mavericks at Samford
Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs Samford Bulldogs Odds
Pete Hanna Center will host Samford Bulldogs vs. Texas-Arlington Mavericks action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Samford battles the Mavericks, currently sitting with a 1-1 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Bulldogs and 0-0 for the Mavericks.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Samford Bulldogs as 3.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 282 (Bulldogs) and the No. 38 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 62-55 result in favor of the Mavericks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Samford has the nation's No. 286-rated offensive output, at 60.8 PPG. The visiting Mavericks defense ranks No. 95 allowing on average 61.5 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 40.4% so far, more than the Mavericks marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.6% per game.
Defensively, Texas-Arlington features the nation's No. 78-rated defense on the road, allowing 60 points per game. Samford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 301 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas-Arlington was a 63-59 loser in its last match at home against Oklahoma. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Texas-Arlington suffered a 63-59 loss against Oklahoma on Friday, getting 16 points from Kevin Butler in a losing effort at College Park Center.
In their last action, Samford was a 69-65 loser on the road against Alcorn State. Tyler Hood scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 69-65 to Alcorn State at Alico Arena on Thursday).
Texas-Arlington Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing North Texas are 6-2
After playing Oklahoma are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6
Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mavericks at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Texas-Arlington is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Samford is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Samford is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Texas-Arlington at North Texas, Wednesday, November 28
Samford home to Florida Gulf Coast, Wednesday, November 28