Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Samford Bulldogs Odds
The Samford Bulldogs will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Pete Hanna Center in NCAA basketball action.
Samford battles the Bearkats, currently sitting with a 4-5 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Bulldogs and 0-0 for the Bearkats.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 329 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bearkats, who rate No. 182 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 59-52 victory for the Bearkats.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bearkats is ranked No. 97 in NCAA hoops at 37.7 per game. Contrast that with Samford’s No. 326 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Samford is the No. 184-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Sam Houston State rates No. 113 at 6.8 per game.
Defensively, Sam Houston State features the nation's No. 239-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Samford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 324 nationally in scoring at home.
Sam Houston State won its last outing, a 69-57 result against Houston Baptist on December 8. Sam Houston State got 22 points from Nathaniel Mason en route to a 69-57 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday at Sharp Gym.
Samford lost its last outing, a 57-42 result against Bowling Green on December 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point underdog. Raijon Kelly scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 57-42 to Bowling Green at Stroh Center on Saturday).
Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 8-1
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bearkats at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Samford is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Sam Houston State home to Huston Tillotson, Wednesday, December 19
Samford at Tennessee-Martin, Wednesday, December 19