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NCAA hoops odds preview - Samford vs. Georgia Southern

Samford BulldogsGeorgia Southern Eagles
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | Hanner Fieldhouse

Samford Bulldogs vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds

3-11TEAM RECORD5-9

The visiting Bulldogs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Hanner Fieldhouse against the Georgia Southern Eagles.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 2-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 7-5 ATS. Samford is 4-3 against the total, while Georgia Southern is 5-7 versus the number.

View Samford vs Georgia Southern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Eagles are listed as 8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 210 (Eagles) and the No. 321 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 67-63 result in favor of the Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 282 in NCAA hoops at 32.4 per game. Contrast that with Georgia Southern’s No. 309 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgia Southern is the No. 195-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Samford rates No. 11 at 8.9 per game.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 243-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Georgia Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 36 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford was a 73-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against The Citadel. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites. Drew Windler scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 73-62 to The Citadel at McAlister Field House on Saturday).

Georgia Southern was a 96-74 loser in its last match on the road against Davidson. They failed to cover the 17.5–point spread as underdogs. The Eagles were hammered by Davidson on Saturday, losing by a 96-74 final at Belk Arena in college basketball betting action.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Chattanooga are 4-6
After playing The Citadel are 2-3
After a loss are 2-8

Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Wofford are 5-5
After playing Davidson are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bulldogs at Eagles trends to consider:
Samford is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgia Southern is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home
Georgia Southern is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Samford home to Chattanooga, Saturday, January 14
Georgia Southern at Wofford, Saturday, January 14

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