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Samford Bulldogs face Furman Paladins: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Samford BulldogsFurman Paladins
Feb 16, 4:00 PM | Timmons Arena

Samford Bulldogs vs Furman Paladins Odds

9-17TEAM RECORD6-18

Timmons Arena will host Furman Paladins vs. Samford Bulldogs action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Paladins currently sports a 6-18 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-11 ATS. The Bulldogs are 9-17 and 13-8-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Paladins produce a 9-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 6-10-1 against the number.

View Samford vs Furman Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Furman sat as 2-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Paladins, most recently No. 333 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 335 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 59-57 victory for the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 343 in NCAA hoops at 27.9 per game. Contrast that with Furman’s No. 292 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Furman is the No. 165-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Samford rates No. 143 at 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 208-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.9 points per game. Furman, meanwhile, comes in at No. 184 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford won its last outing, a 40-33 result against Wofford on February 14. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. Samford got 17 points from Clide Geffrard, Jr. en route to a 40-33 victory over Wofford on Thursday at Pete Hanna Center.

Last time out for Furman, they were an 83-49 loser as they battled Chattanooga on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Furman was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Chattanooga and falling by an 83-49 score at McKenzie Arena.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Elon are 4-5
After playing Wofford are 2-4
After a win are 3-7

Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Davidson are 5-5
After playing Chattanooga are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bulldogs at Paladins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Samford's last 6 games on the road
Samford is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Samford is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Furman's last 6 games at home
Furman is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Samford
Furman is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Furman is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Samford home to Elon, Thursday, February 21
Furman at Davidson, Wednesday, February 20