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Samford Bulldogs host Elon Phoenix in college basketball action

Elon PhoenixSamford Bulldogs
Feb 11, 5:00 PM | Pete Hanna Center

Elon Phoenix vs Samford Bulldogs Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD9-15

Samford will look to improve on its 9-15 record on Saturday when they host Elon in NCAAB odds action at Pete Hanna Center.

The Bulldogs bring a 9-15 record (9-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-11 Phoenix, who are 9-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Samford go 8-9 so far and the Phoenix go 11-10.

View Elon vs Samford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Samford sat as 4-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 275 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Phoenix sit at No. 157 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Phoenix will win this game 68-66.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Samford has the nation's No. 230-rated offensive output, at 65.3 PPG. The visiting Phoenix defense ranks No. 269 allowing on average 71 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 43.5% so far, more than the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.1% per game.

Defensively, Elon features the nation's No. 264-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.5 points per game. Samford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 226 nationally in scoring at home.

Elon lost its last outing, an 83-75 result against Chattanooga on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Sebastian Koch scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Phoenix to a win (they lost 83-75 to Chattanooga at McKenzie Arena on Thursday).

Samford was a 71-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against UNC Greensboro. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Drew Windler scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 71-69 to UNC Greensboro at Pete Hanna Center on Thursday).

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-7
Before playing Wofford are 2-8
After playing Chattanooga are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Davidson are 4-1
After playing UNC Greensboro are 3-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Phoenix at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Elon is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Elon is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Samford is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Elon
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Samford's last 7 games
Samford is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Samford's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Elon at Wofford, Wednesday, February 15
Samford at Davidson, Wednesday, February 15

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