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Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Samford Bulldogs Odds
Samford will look to improve on its 6-12 record on Saturday when they host Appalachian State in NCAA basketball odds action at Pete Hanna Center.
The Bulldogs currently sports a 6-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-7 ATS. The Mountaineers are 7-9 and 10-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulldogs produce a 3-5-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mountaineers have gone 4-5 against the number.
The visitors opened as 1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 336-rated Bulldogs and the No. 224-ranked Mountaineers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-61 result in favor of the Mountaineers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mountaineers rank No. 147 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.9 per game. That compares with Samford’s No. 341 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Samford is college basketball's No. 145-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Mountaineers rate No. 114 with 6.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Appalachian State owns the country's No. 310-rated mark, allowing 77.4 points per game on the highway. Samford, on the other hand, rates No. 325 in scoring at home.
Appalachian State was a 91-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Chattanooga. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Appalachian State got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Nathan Healy in a losing cause in their 91-88 loss to Chattanooga on Thursday.
In their last action, Samford was a 64-60 winner at home against Western Carolina. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Samford got 16 points from Tim Williams en route to a 64-60 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday at Pete Hanna Center.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Georgia Southern are 7-3
After playing Chattanooga are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 7-1
After playing Western Carolina are 2-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Mountaineers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Samford is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Samford is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Samford is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Appalachian State
Samford is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
Appalachian State home to Georgia Southern, Thursday, January 24
Samford at UNC Greensboro, Thursday, January 24