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Samford favored by 3.5 against Georgia Southern on Thursday

Georgia Southern EaglesSamford Bulldogs
Jan 26, 8:00 PM | Pete Hanna Center

Georgia Southern Eagles vs Samford Bulldogs Odds

8-11TEAM RECORD5-13

The Bulldogs will try to cover the spread at Pete Hanna Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Georgia Southern Eagles in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Eagles have watched them go 8-11 and 8-9 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 5-13 and 6-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 6-5, while the Eagles have a 7-10 mark.

View Georgia Southern vs Samford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Eagles odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Samford is rated No. 285 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Georgia Southern is at No. 229. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-65 win for the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Samford's No. 217 nationally ranked offense (66.3 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 245 at 69.9 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 44.2% from the field, less than the Eagles have managed so far this season (46.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Georgia Southern owns the country's No. 218-rated mark, allowing 72.4 points per game on the highway. Samford, on the other hand, rates No. 195 in scoring at home.

Georgia Southern won its last outing, a 78-72 result against The Citadel on January 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. The Eagles grabbed a 78-72 win over the Bulldogs on Monday, behind a 19-point effort from Willie Powers at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Samford lost its last outing, a 61-60 result against UNC Greensboro on January 22. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Samford suffered a 61-60 loss against UNC Greensboro on Sunday, getting 19 points from Drew Windler in a losing effort at Greensboro Coliseum.

Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chattanooga are 3-7
After playing The Citadel are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Davidson are 3-1
After playing UNC Greensboro are 2-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Eagles at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Georgia Southern's last 17 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 1-24 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Samford is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home
Samford is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Georgia Southern at Chattanooga, Saturday, January 28
Samford home to Davidson, Saturday, January 28

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